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How to place a chamfer on the end of an angle cut pipe

Background The part above is from 1944 V2 plans which I am using as real world practice examples to teach myself 3D modeling using Inventor LT 2021. Therefore there is no original designer/engineer ...
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What is causing the elliptical shape around the marked hole?

Background So I am looking at this piece titled "Ring" and I cant figure out what I am missing in the drawing that cause the elliptical shape at the two hole entrances on the right side of ...
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Thread indicator and modelling

In my on going series of teaching myself to model machine parts in Inventor, I keep stumbling across the following scenario for both external and internal threads. My reference drawing are from the ...
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Why selecting "Flange, Extends To" doesn't accept a Face but requires a Point or Vertex?

I am following the Advanced Modelling for Mechanical Design Course of Autodesk Inventor. In one of the videos LINK there's the following question: What geometry must be selected when using the Flange ...
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Why is my driven dimension affecting my sketch AutoDesk Inventor

I am making a parameter defined sketch that can be changed by editing a few values. When i was doing some math i created a driven dimension to make sure that i was getting the correct value. For some ...
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Are these section views correct Autodesk inventor

So I used AutoDesk inventor and created this machine part for the purpose of exercise , But it is preferred to not to hatch ribs in my course so is there a way to make it look like image (5 and 6) ? ...
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Autodesk inventor create rib feature failed

It's been kind of painful to create a rib I'm new to inventor while I was trying to create a rib symmetric about the YZ Plane this error keeps popping up
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How to draw hidden rib in Autodesk Inventor

I drew the outer hollowed body and the cylinder on 2 separate parts but I can't figure out how to draw this rib so that it is passes through the centre of the cylinder, a video of a similar example ...
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Is there sufficient information to complete the bottom end?

BACKGROUND Fresh of the heels of figuring out my "kinky" issues in this question I thought I was fully prepared to deal with the following drawing titled COILED PIPE 2. The drawing seemed ...
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Coiling and bending pipe in 3D model

BACKGROUND: I had previously dealt with 2 pipe coils with oddly bend ends. for the most part I was able to use the coil tool and was able to line up a bunch of 2D sketches to complete the odd end ...
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How to crimp the ends of a corrugated tube into fins

I came across this drawing of a "Finned Tube" (Google translate). Took me a while to make out why the horizontal fin was different from all the rest in the side view at first. It turns out ...
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Best way to array/pattern something in a sketch so that it remains in a defined region

I went back to to the holes in the plate from this sketch. Based on comments I am assuming the 2.5 dia. holes are equally spaced 4.25 mm apart covert the surface of the plate. I also made an ...
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What is the best way to handle the hole pattern in this drawing

Apparently I am on a roll of more questions than not today. In the following drawing, there is a pattern (partial?) of 2.7 mm holes. The word in German pointed at them according to google translates ...
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Proper way to model same diameter hole with different tolerances?

This drawing indicate 3 concentric holes. What I did was: Sketch the circle for the outside of the cylinder - 38.5 dia. Extrude the circle for the overall length of the cylinder - 37 mm Use the hole ...
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Loft not quite making the cut

I am working in Inventor LT 2021 which means I do not have access to the sheet metal tool. Which would have been great as the example I am working on is sheet metal. The example drawing I am working ...
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Revolving section around axis in Inventor

I am following up with this other question. I am using Inventor LT 2021. (can only make parts, no assemblies) I started drawing up the concentric circles as if they were dimples. I figured it would ...
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Inventor Filleting Issue

I am a beginner practicing with Inventor 2021 LT and I was working on the following sample drawing when I ran into an issue with fillets: At the top edge of the U-shape slot, a rounded corner can be ...
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Symbol and dimension question for practice sketch [closed]

I am practicing with Inventor LT 2021 to get used to it, and learn more about how to manipulate things in it. I was practicing with the following sketch and I developed a bunch of questions about the ...
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How to place a sketch plane at a specific geometric location

My background drafting is structural bridge drawings. I had Inventor LT installed the other day and I have been playing with it to refamiliarize myself with it and get used to the differences between ...
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AutoDesk Inventor Export Dimensions from Design Accelerator Generated Spur Gear

I'm working on modeling a turret-like mechanism in AutoDesk Inventor. Part of my design involves a rotating table. In order to accomplish this, I used the spur gear tool to generate a set of spur ...
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Intersection constraints?

Is it possible to constraint a line on another line by way of a perpendicular constraint? This also includes center points on other objects. What I am trying to accomplish is to move a rectangular ...
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Autodesk Inventor Place Component with User Parameter Length

I have some user parameters which I set in "fx": Now I need to place standard square tube ("Place from Concent Center") with a length of ...
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Autodesk Inventor Make Holes on Different Edges Based on One Line

I need to invent a construction based on standard square tubes with holes placed in certain distance from each other and from ends of the tubes: I also need to imagine the tube with holes as a ...
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Setup Invention Process in Engineering CAD Software

I need to develop a collapsible metal construction. I have a few specific prerequisites. Generally speaking, it will be something like a big construction toy, but not be a toy. It has the specific ...
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how to create rounded edges on box using Autodesk Inventor? using overlayed plastic

the wood texture is an overlay, underneath is plastic If sanded it takes the face of the plastic off. Im looking to round the sharp corners. the idea i'm working from now is using the same sharp ...
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Is there any way to simulate belt transsmition with non-circular cog?

I want to do a simulation of a transmission with toothed belt and elliptical gear. I've tried in Autodesk inventor by modeling wheels separately and then adding a belt with the "synchronous belt tool" ...
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Moving extrusions on bent surface

Hi there I found my self with a broken pair of headphones for which I am designing a spare part in Inventor right now. (Using Inventor Professional 2020). I have the problem that I have a set of ...
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3D Printing Models exported to DWG from STL using 3DS Max have missing surfaces

I want to edit some STL projects with Inventor. According Autodesk documentation, since Inventor is not able to edit mesh models, the most practical way without installing other software in my ...
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(CAD) Inventor - Extrude rectangular pattern of circle sketches

[ Hello, I try to extrude a lot of circle sketches but I can't select all of them and when I try, there is so many lags. Does someone has a solution ? I am sorry I'm a noob in CAD. Thank you so much !...
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Measure distance between a circle and an ellipse center in autocad/inventor

I am working on a robotics project, I got a SolidWorks sldprt/step model of the robot(cca. 40 solids). However, I have only Autocad/and Inventor available. I need to measure a distance from n ellipse ...
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Simulating fluid dynamics for Generative Design of water turbine in Autodesk Fusion 360 [closed]

I am trying to use Autodesk Fusion 360's generative design feature to produce more efficient turbine blades for hydroelectric power generators. How can I simulate the load of water-fall on a turbine ...
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Bending a concave sheet metal lip in AutoDesk Inventor

I am trying to bend this sheet metal concave lip inside the electrical box. I also need the top of the bent part below the top edge of the outside of the box.
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How to add radial protrusions to a disc in Autodesk Inventor

First post here, trying to get a little help with Autodesk Inventor. I am trying to make a part that is basically a wheel with little nubs on the end (think of a lego with tabs on the outer ...
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How do you implement a pattern over a bent plate in Autodesk Inventor?

I am attaching the model part as an Image below for your reference:- I need the pattern like this on the above model. I have the model shown above, and want to put embossed lines 0.2 mm thick with 0....
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How can I *more accurately* measure the weight of a hanging bottle?

I have a project where I need to be able to measure the volume of remaining liquid in a bottle based on weight. The idea is to use a Force Sensing Resistor: (model FSR402-Short Tail: http://www....
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Sheet metal working. Making a flange

I've been working on a flat pattern design to send to the machine shop and have run into a problem making the support piece. The problem I've been hitting is I can't figure out how to flange off of ...
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Inventor parts that move in sub-assembly won't move in main assembly

So suppose I have 4 files. Part 1 Part 2 Sub-assembly Assembly Now in sub-assembly, part1 and part 2 are "connected" to each other and there is an articulation. Everything works well until I place ...
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How to edit content center data (Inventor 2018)?

Example: I want to use an M8x20 bolt in Inventor and edit the data of the file to get it right in BOM. I was able to do it in Inventor 2017 and earlier but not any more. I have tried to untick "read ...
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Propane rocket nozzle material

As far as I know, propane with oxygen will burn at 2800 °C and steel will melt at ~1500 °C. Brass is even less. What I am trying to do is a rocket nozzle. Is there a way I can built this with steel ...
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Inventor: How to replace static part with articulation?

I have downloaded the following part file of a servo motor as IGES from the vendor: I have then built an assembly that uses several of these motors, as well as a number of idlers/hubs, brackets, ...
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Making sheet metal parts in Autodesk Fusion 360

I'm trying to do some sheet metal work in Autodesk Fusion 360 and it has proved frustrating in the extreme. Maneuvering sketches and bodies to where I want them has proved extremely difficult. I ...
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How do I extrude a region in autodesk inventor?

I'm a beginner at autodesk inventor. For some instances when I click a region to extrude it doesn't come alone. The screenshot below illustrates something even stranger. What should I do to make ...
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