iLogic Tutorial for the iDrawer – 19

iLogic Tutorial – 19 – Completing the Inventor Model

You should have a drawer that looks like the one below.

iLogic Tutorial for the iDrawer Page Nineteen Image 01 - The Drawer Box

The front mirror operations are the same as those for the sides. Mirror the Front solid body end to end to create a whole part, then mirror that part across to the back. Name the new features as shown in the image below…

iLogic Tutorial for the iDrawer Page Nineteen Image 02 - The Completed Inventor iLogic Drawer Box

…and you’re done!

The model as it sits will flawlessly accept any width and depth changes you throw at it, but the height, along with all of the optional features, will be controlled via iLogic rules, and therefore are not as easily accessible directly.

The iLogic parameters shown below were taken from the options available for drawer boxes made by one of the on-line suppliers. I chose this one because it had a very good mix of options and materials that were likely to work with just about any shop –even furniture makers like myself. The 14 wood species was a big plus!

iLogic Tutorial for the iDrawer Page Nineteen Image 03 - Drawer Depot iLogic Parameters

When the iLogic portion of this SmartPart is complete, this drawer will auto configure its size based on the cabinet configuration. Most other options will be chosen globally, and will have a per drawer override capability. I will likely use a Configurator on this as there are an overwhelming amount of options, but we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it.

The completed part would also make a sweet on-line sales tool using a web Configurator. The combination of manufacturers using SmartPart for design integrated sales  as well as web based sales will likely be the next big thing. mark my words.

The tutorial for the iLogic portion of the drawer will be announced on the main page, so stay tuned…


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