Inventor - iParts and Spreadsheet Driven Modeling

Autodesk is one of the world's largest computer-aided design software developers. This course teaches you how to get your parts working together and how to drive design data from third parties in Inventor.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Dec 6, 2017
Duration
2h 27m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Dec 6, 2017
Duration
2h 27m
Description

How often have you wanted your assembly to update automatically? This could be due to a change in payload for a support frame, or changing the flow rate in a piping system. What If there was a way to have your parts talk to each other and share the input between each other? In this course, Inventor - iParts and Spreadsheet Driven Modeling, you'll learn how you can get your Inventor parts to work together, as well as how to grab design data from third parties such as Excel. First, you'll explore how you can get your parts to share the input, and how you can have the calculation sheet control the beam size and all other sizes in your assembly. Then, you'll delve into the setup by bringing information from one part to another, and how you can bring in information from third party software. Finally, you'll discover how to get the information from the part to the drawing and parts list. By the end of this course, you’ll know how to create and use iParts, how to link parameters from one part to another and into assembly files, and how to link parameters from an external software like Excel into your parts or assemblies. Software required: Inventor.

About the author
About the author

Jarle Oudalstoel, was born and raised in Kristiansand, Norway. He is educated as a technical drafter with extended 3D drafting and modeling. He has been working with Autodesk products since 1999 which includes Autocad, Inventor, Revit, and 3Ds Max.

Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone, my name is Jarle Oudalstoel, and welcome to my course, Inventor - iParts and Spreadsheet Driven Modeling. I am a 3D designer and drafter. Autodesk is one of the world's largest computer-aided design software and developers, and they are constantly developing their software to make it do more of the work for us. In this course, we're going to look at how we can get our parts to work together, as well as drafting design data from third parties such as Excel. Some of the major topics we will cover include creating and using iParts, linking parameters between parts and assemblies, getting parameter information from third-party software. By the end of this course, you will know how to create and use iParts, you will know how you can link parameters from one part to another and into assembly files. You will also know how to link parameters from an external software such as Excel into your parts and assemblies. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with the basics of Inventor, and you should have some knowledge in how Microsoft Excel works. I hope you will join me on this journey to learn Inventor with the Inventor - iParts and Spreadsheet Driven Modeling course at Pluralsight.

Introducing iParts and Linking
Hi, and welcome. This is the introduction of iParts and Linking. My name is Jarle Oudalstoel. I am a 3D designer and drafter. This first module is an introduction to how and what we can do with iParts and parametric linking. I will be showing you how iPart parameters and Excel linking works. I've made two models that look the same, but work differently. One is made up of iParts and regular parts. I have linked some of the parameters between the parts. In the other one, all the parts are linked to an Excel spreadsheet. There are benefits to each of these modeling methods. We will go through both of them, then you decide which you think will fit your business best. Let's move over to Inventor and see how it works.