iLogic Tutorial for the iDoor Three – 08

iLogic Tutorial Three – Creating More Cutter Profiles

iLogic Tutorial for the iDoor-Three Page Eight Image 01 - Inventor SketchNow you will need to draw a line a short distance starting at the junction between the top horizontal line and the uppermost arc shown as A in the image to the right. Make sure the vertical constraint glyph is visible before ending the line.

Now add a tangent constraint between the line just drawn and the arc it is attached to. Make the line construction geometry, and apply an Equal constraint between it and the lower horizontal line shown as B to the right. The equal constraint is merely to assure the sketch is fully constrained when complete. It should need six more dimensions at this point.

iLogic Tutorial for the iDoor-Three Page Eight Image 02 - Tangental ConstraintThe image to the left shows all of the remaining dimensions, and there is a perpendicular constraint between the two lines pointed to by the arrows.

There is a 70° angle constraint between the bottom horizontal line and the first line moving upwards. The smaller radius to the right is .0625 and the larger radius is double that at .125. The top reveal dimension is .5. The sketch should now be dark blue and the status bar should report a fully constrained condition. Rename the sketch Edge Profile E and save.

Sweep the profile as before. You should wind up with a gaudy new profile like the one below…

iLogic Tutorial for the iDoor-Three Page Eight Image 03 - The Finished Profile

Rename the new profile Edge_Profile_E, suppress it, and save the file. Now it is time to add an iLogic parameter called Edge.

Switch to the Manage tab, and open the iLogic Parameter Editor. Set the filter to All-Key, and type Edge into the Name column of the empty row at the bottom of the table. Under Type, choose string, then right click anywhere along the row to bring up the context menu where you will choose Make Multi-Value.

iLogic Tutorial for the iDoor-Three Page Eight Image 04 - iLogic Parameter Editor

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