iLogic Tutorial – Derived Block Library – 05

iLogic Tutorial –  05 –  Creating the Panel Part

iLogic Tutorial Derived Block Library Page Five Image 01 - the Autodesk Inventor Derive Part Dialog

 

Create a new part, and save it right away as Panel.ipt. Saving will exit you from the sketch environment which is where you want to be. Switch to the Manage Tab and select the Derive tool from the Insert Panel. An Open dialog box will open up, where you need to find the Amana_Raised_Panel.ipt part you just made, and double click it.

 

 

iLogic Tutorial Derived Block Library Page Five Image 02 - the Inventor Feature Browser

 

If you expand the Blocks folder, you should see all of the blocks represented there. You will need to uncheck the parameters as they will not be needed, and at any rate can be added later if there ever is a need. Click OK.

 

iLogic Tutorial Derived Block Library Page Five Image 03 - Centerpoint

 

You will now have the Amana_Raised_Panel library derivative in your part, and a Blocks folder that contains all of the blocks contained therein. Now to create the panel. Switch to the Model Tab and grab the Create 2D Sketch tool from the Sketch panel. Click on the XZ Plane to start the sketch. Grab the Look At tool and click on the same plane to make it normal to the screen.

 

 

You should now have the centerpoint visible in the center of your screen. Get the Two Point Rectangle tool from the Draw panel and draw a rectangle around the point as shown to the right….

Now we need to create the parameters for the panel. fire up the Parameter Editor and add the following parameters…

iLogic Tutorial Derived Block Library Page Five Image 04 - Autodesk Inventor Parameter Editor

Now get the dimension tool and dimension the width and length as shown below…

iLogic Tutorial Derived Block Library Page Five Image 04 - The Dimensioned Sketch

You will notice that the centerpoint is not centered, and the sketch is not constrained, we will take care of that in the next step…

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