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rbh4hwr
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Inventor Assembly Tutorial, Insert 2D Part in Assembly

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12-25-2013 08:22 AM

I'm trying to get a head start on an upcoming class on Inventor in the spring semester. Working through the tutorials, I am at the Assemblies section and it tells me to insert (Place Component) the Clamp Sketch.ipt but to right click and select Rotate Y 90 deg and then repeat for X before placing.

 

I can't get those options when attempting to place the sketch. Copied from the tutorial:

 

To save time, insert a 2D part in the assembly. Apply assembly constraints to position the 2D sketch on the base. Then extrude the sketch into a solid.

  1. Start Place Component.
  2. Select Clamp Sketch.ipt and then click Open.
  3. Right-click before placing and select Rotate Y 90°. Right-click again and select Rotate X 90°.

    The sketch component is oriented as shown in the following image.

    Click in the graphics window to place one copy and then right-click and select OK, or press ESC to exit the command.

I must be missing an obvious setting here...

 

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watson5
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Re: Inventor Assembly Tutorial, Insert 2D Part in Assembly

12-27-2013 12:28 PM in reply to: rbh4hwr

I'm having the same problem.  Any help from someone with experience would be appreciated.

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watson5
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Re: Inventor Assembly Tutorial, Insert 2D Part in Assembly

12-28-2013 03:51 PM in reply to: watson5

I think the rotation during component placing is a feature new to Inventor 2014.  The tutorial is (slightly) different for Inventor 2013.  To find the correct tutorial, download the Inventor 2013 off-line help, disable your internet connection to access the offline help, and then find the Assembly tutorial.  Placing the clamp sketch is accomplished with a couple constraints rather than rotating during placement.

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Re: Inventor Assembly Tutorial, Insert 2D Part in Assembly

12-29-2013 07:04 AM in reply to: rbh4hwr

Thanks for the help, I wondered if that wasn't the case.

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