Inventor Essentials - Multi-body Part Design

Multi-body Part Design allows you to model complex parts in Autodesk Inventor. This course will give you an understanding of this technique, including assembly driven solids, in part created solids, and multi-body part as a driver in your design. Software required: Autodesk Inventor 2017.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jul 18, 2017
Duration
3h 14m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Introduction
Features as Solids
Multi-body in Practice
Working with Imported Models
Tips and Tricks for Productivity
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jul 18, 2017
Duration
3h 14m
Description

Multi-body Part Design allows you to model complex parts that can be utilized in practice. In this course, Inventor Essentials - Multi-body Part Design, you'll learn how designing a part with the use of separate bodies gives you possibilities to model more complex parts in Autodesk's Inventor. First, you'll explore the different ways of building a part that holds more than one body, and you'll discover that there are three different ways of getting to a multi-body part. Next, you'll dig in deeper into each of these three different possibilities where you'll implement this knowledge into some practical examples, each example will be built with the multi-body technique. In one example you'll be changing the volume and some details on a bottle that is non-native to Inventor. In other examples you'll use the multi-body technique to do something completely different. Finally, you'll learn some tips that you can apply when you want to reuse or copy your multi-body design in a different configuration or with a different dimension. By the end of this course, you'll have a good overview of the possibilities of a multi-body design approach. Software required: Autodesk Inventor 2017.

About the author
About the author

Joris Steurs, a Belgian mechanical designer with over 25 years of experience, lives in Estonia and provides CAD services to various industries.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone, my name is Joris Steurs, and welcome to my course, Inventor Essentials - Multi-body Part Design. I'm a mechanical designer at CADsherpa, a cut service provider using Autodesk products for many years. Keep watching and learn how to model complex parts by constructing your part with individual bodies, or make an assembly driven by a multi-body part. This course is at an intermediate level, so you know already how to make parts and assemblies in the traditional way, but if you are going to build complicated products where all parts are heavily affected by each other you might want to watch this course first. Some of the major topics that we will cover include: making a multi-body part from an assembly, making an assembly from a multi-body part, in part feature built bodies, combine, split, move and copy, pattern bodies, increase your productivity with the use of the multi-body technique, tips and tricks when setting up a design with a multi-body part as a driver, and many more. By the end of this course you will develop some additional skills to tackle more challenging design tasks. Before beginning the course you should already feel comfortable building parts and assemblies in the conventional way. I hope you will join me on this journey to learn about Inventor multi-bodies with my Inventor Essentials - Multi-body Part Design course at Pluralsight.