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We're building this thing in AutoDesk Inventor and SolidWorks, yet I don't know what it is. Can someone please tell me? Thanks.

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    $\begingroup$ It's a bracket with a vertical offset. $\endgroup$ – Transistor Sep 26 '19 at 21:14
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I suspect you're building this "thing" as an exercise to expose you to the various aspects of the software. As a beginner, you want a challenge in creating the part, but you don't want to be overwhelmed by a complex design.

The part includes a number of radii or fillets, a counter-bored hole as well as an ordinary hole and an offset on the tangs.

The design as pictured could be used for many different applications. I can envision it to provide a bearing mount (the counter-bored hole) for an axle. The offset conventional hole would permit the axle to be inset from the mounting surface.

This is one of many possible applications for a very broad and vague design. Beyond the instructional aspect, the application is limited only by one's imagination and understanding of the technical world.

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  • $\begingroup$ That's true. We made it in AutoDesk inventor and now we have to make it in solidworks. $\endgroup$ – Logan Abel Oct 4 '19 at 20:55
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It is a Z bracket.

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