iLogic Tutorial for the iDrawer – 03

iLogic Tutorial – 03 – Creating the Front Profile Sketch

iLogic Tutorial for the iDrawer Page Three Image 01 - Coincident ConstraintBefore the front profile can be created, we need to place a point on the construction line that represents the right side extents of the drawer box as shown below. To do so, activate the Base sketch, grab the Point tool from the Draw panel, and click on the line.  Make sure you have a coincident constraint glyph present before clicking as shown in the image to the right…

 

iLogic Tutorial for the iDrawer Page Three Image 02 - Sketch Environment

iLogic Tutorial for the iDrawer Page Three Image 0 3 - Half-Blind Setback

 

…now right click and finish the sketch, then create the plane for the front profile by clicking on the intersection that creates the front right corner, then clicking on the front line as shown in the image to the right…

 

…name the plane Front Profile Plane. You should now have something that looks like the image below.

 

iLogic Tutorial for the iDrawer Page Three Image 04 - iLogic Parameters

 

We can now create a sketch called Front Profile on the plane just created by getting the Create 2D Sketch tool from the Sketch panel and clicking on the new plane. Turn off the visibility of the Front Profile Plane at this time, then zoom in on the front right corner, and use the Project Geometry tool to project a point by clicking on the front right corner. With the point in place, you can start a Two Point Rectangle on the point moving up and right. Use the previously created profile as a guide and do exactly the same on this one.

iLogic Tutorial for the iDrawer Page Three Image 05 - Inventor Sketch

 

The last thing to do is project the same point that the previous sketch was started on onto this sketch as shown below..

iLogic Tutorial for the iDrawer Page Three Image 06 - Placing Points

 

…and create the driven dimension the same way that it was done on the side profile….this tip from the point just projected to the bottom of the dado as shown below…

 

iLogic Tutorial for the iDrawer Page Three Image 07 -Adding Referance Dimensions

 

…then go to the parameter Editor and change the name as shown below.

iLogic Tutorial for the iDrawer Page Three Image 08 - The Referance Parameters

That finishes up the profiles for the front and side box members, now its time to create the dovetail cutter profiles.

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