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Autodesk Inventor 2023 Cookbook

By : Alexander Bordino
Book Image

Autodesk Inventor 2023 Cookbook

By: Alexander Bordino

Overview of this book

Autodesk Inventor is an industry-leading, computer-aided design application for 3D mechanical design, simulation, visualization, and documentation. This book will help to bridge the gap between the fundamentals of this software and the more advanced features, workflows, and environments it has to offer. Using cookbook-style recipes, you’ll gain a comprehensive understanding and practical experience in creating dynamic 3D parts, assemblies, and complete designs. You’ll also explore a variety of topics, including automation and parametric techniques, collaboration tools, creating sheet metal designs, and design accelerators such as frame generators. As you progress, the chapters will guide you through surface modeling tools, advanced assembly, and simplification tools, along with covering iLogic, Finite Element Analysis, and more. By the end of this book, you’ll not only be able to use the advanced functionality within Autodesk Inventor but also have the practical experience you need to deploy specific techniques in your own projects and workflows.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)

Animating components of an assembly in Inventor

In this recipe, you will create an animation of a drone assembly that shows the quad propellers spinning as it vertically takes off. Camera animations, lighting, and scenes will be applied, and then the end output exported through Video Producer as a .avi video.

Getting ready

To begin this recipe, you will need to navigate to Inventor Cookbook 2023 | Chapter 9 | Drone Animation and open Assy Mini Drone.iam.

How to do it…

To begin, ensure that you have the Assy Mini Drone.iam file open in Inventor. All appearances and relationship constraints required to drive and create the animation have already been applied:

  1. Click on the Environments tab from the ribbon and select Inventor Studio.
  2. We want to establish our scene and lighting. In this example, we will use one of the existing lighting and scene styles. Select Studio Lighting Styles from the Scene panel.
  3. Right-click on Empty Lab from the list and select...