Tutorials

LEGO - 01 Basic Dimensions & Bricks Explained

60 8 Intermediate
I get a lot of questions about how I create LEGO parts. This is Part I - The Basics. Most "standard" parts can be created using only simple math. Standard parts consist of square, circular, and angled blocks - regular geometric blocks. I will refer to BrickLink (www.bricklink.com/), but many others use similar methods: Peeron: http://www.peeron.com/ BrickOwl: http://www.brickowl.com/ Brickipedia: http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/LEGO_Wiki etc.

How do I scale a model in Inventor?

48 13 Beginner
:)

Tutorial: Convert .stl Mesh to Solid File in Autodesk Inventor

6 7 Beginner
I found today a post from a friend (Nuno) asking how to solve this issue, converting an .stl to solid .ipt. Then I remembered that I found something in the past regarding this conversion... Yeap! it was in Autodesk Labs So let me explain with couple of easy steps how this works...

Como dimensionar la matriz y los punzones de un troquel de corte

6 1 Expert
Con este tutorial pretendemos explicar como dimensionar la matriz y los punzones de un troquel de corte, garantizando la tolerancia de fabricación de la pieza así como logrando la mayor vida útil del troquel.

Tutorial: How to use "bend part" feature in Autodesk Inventor?

8 0 Beginner
Tutorial to use "bend part" feature in Autodesk Inventor.

How to create NPT (national pipe taper) threads using inventor

12 3 Intermediate
I have had people ask me on here how I model npt threads for some of the parts I make, so I figured I would put it out there for others to see as well. Note: if you look at the threaded models I have on this website you will see that I have clearly taken more time on some of them than others, this tutorial will teach you how to do it the right and proper way.

How to create a Square to Round (Autodesk Inventor)

19 5 Beginner
This tutorial will run you through the process to create a sheet metal square to round from start to finish. Including flat pattern.

New approach in designing and modelling an Oil pump using Inventor 2016

90 12 Intermediate
Step by step tutorial videos, showing the easy way of modelling an Oil pump using Inventor 2016, how to create the parts, assemble them and drive gears, new approach make use of most Inventor specs, design center with some new tips & tricks ...

Tutorial: How to use coil feature in Autodesk Inventor?

2 0 Beginner
Tutorial to use coil feature in Autodesk Inventor.

How to Prepare STL files in Autodesk Inventor

5 0 Intermediate
Autodesk Inventor allows you to save both individual parts and assemblies in STL format, at all design levels. This details how to save out all parts and assemblies.

'Tutorial: How to insert images in Autodesk Inventor'

6 0 Beginner
Answer as a tutorial

How to model a Centrifugal Pump Body (Spiral construction) using Inventor 2014?

64 18 Intermediate
We have to abide by all the conditions from the technical drawing Note: You can watch my live tutorial for modeling this part here: https://youtu.be/yxEAv2p31zw

How to Create a Sub-Assembly inside of an Assembly - Autodesk Inventor

6 1 Beginner
Here's a quick way.

How to make a sphere in Autodesk Inventor?

1 0 Beginner
As Doug said, revolving a half circle. (the tutorial was made in Inventor pro 2011 but it applies to all versions of Inventor

LEGO - 03 Using Data from LDraw

19 0 Intermediate
Sometimes LEGO bricks don't fall into the regular 0.8/1.6mm rule. This will explain how to get "lumpy" 3D surface data from LDraw DAT files and use them to create your own intelligent parts. *I use the AutoDesk Inventor Pro suite, which includes Inventor Pro and 3D Studio Max. I will discuss using certain file formats, but you need to determine what your software will import/export. *I've been told that IV 2017+ will let you measure the LDraw data directly in Inventor, removing the whole 3DMax conversions steps.