iLogic Tutorial for the iDrawer – 04

iLogic Tutorial – 04 – Create the Dovetail Side Profile Sketch

iLogic Tutorial for the iDrawer Page Four Image 01 - Dovetail Setback

Start the first cutter profile by creating a new sketch on the Front Profile Plane and name it Cutter Side Profile. The first thing you want to do is to project the point that represents the Dovetail Setback (just behind the front right corner) onto this sketch using the Project Geometry tool.

Now draw a line above the point something like the image below, making sure you have a vertical constraint glyph visible before making the second click…

 iLogic Tutorial for the iDrawer Page Four Image 02 - Vertical iLogic Line

Next, hold down the Ctrl key and draw an angled line shooting for 11˚ or so as shown. Holding down the Ctrl key while drawing a line will override the automatic constraint placement feature. If this is not done, Inventor will try to, and many times succeed in placing a parallel or perpendicular constraint to some odd geometry –which is almost never the intent.

iLogic Tutorial for the iDrawer Page Four Image 03 - A second iLogic line

Let go of the Ctrl key for the next line so you can get the vertical constraint…

iLogic Tutorial for the iDrawer Page Four Image 04 - A Line

…then finish up where you started, making sure the Coincident Constraint glyph is visible before clicking.

iLogic Tutorial for the iDrawer Page Four Image 05 - The iLogic Dovetail Cutter

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