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gsger5
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎01-25-2013
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Is there a better way of making this?

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02-13-2013 06:30 PM

I've attached a link to an file of a model I just spent the last couple of -hours- modeling. Even though I've been using Inventor for a year now, if not more, I haven't doven much into it's secrets. So my question is, how could I have modeled this easily? I could have done it on solidworks in a matter of seconds using the sweep command with a rotation along a circular path, but seeing as inventor doesn't have this function, I was reduced to using the closed loft command, connecting 32 individual sketches together. Let's just say it took forever. Please tell me there's a faster way of modeling this?

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Mark.Downes
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Registered: ‎11-18-2010
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Re: Is there a better way of making this?

02-14-2013 02:46 AM in reply to: gsger5

Hi,

 

Their will be lots of ways to do this.

Heres my attempt, took about 4 mins.

 

Hope this helps

 

Cheers

Mark

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JDMather
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Registered: ‎04-20-2006
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Re: Is there a better way of making this?

02-14-2013 07:16 AM in reply to: gsger5

Is this the same problem referred to in this thread?

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Autodesk-Inventor/Rotating-a-sweep/td-p/3780151

 

It would be more instructive if you could attach the origninal *.sldprt file here so that I could demonstrate the equivalent Inventor technique.

 

In the Inventor file you attached here it looks like wayyyyyyyyyyy too much work.

 

Your first 3 sketches aren't constrained.  This would be considered poor technique in  SolidWorks or Inventor.

Sketch2 is a circle placed at the origin that isn't even constrained to the origin.  This should be automatic.

You might want to take a look at this document

http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/skillsusa%20university.pdf

and this longer one

http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/AU2007/MA105-1L%20Mather.pdf

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