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 to create NPT (national pipe taper) threads using inventor

10 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.

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

85 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 ...

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.

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

60 17 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

LEGO - 03 Using Data from LDraw

18 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.

LEGO - 02 Building Bricks with Parameters

33 4 Intermediate
I don't get asked this but it is a very powerful tool and will make your life a lot easier. This also applies to other repetitive parts, not just LEGO bricks, and can be applied with the exact same methods.

How to use Gear Generator in Autodesk Inventor 2016

1 0 Intermediate
Will be more clear, if you'll upload screenshots! Seem that you put wrong digits there...

LEGO - 04 Extracting Data from LEGO Digital Designer (LDD)

13 0 Intermediate
Sometimes you need to make a complex part and you can't find them on Bricklink or the like. This tut will explain how to capture data, OpenGL-style, from the LEGO Digital Designer (or other 3D apps).

How to model a rope in Autodesk Inventor?

6 0 Intermediate
Hi Marian, I will try to describe how I model a rope in Rhino instead of Autodesk Inventor. I am sure you can adopt these steps to Autodesk Inventor. The commands that you will need will beas follows; Twist Flow (along curve)

Creating a pipe that bends in multiple directions at once in Autodesk Inventor

15 0 Intermediate
Creating a pipe that bends in multiple directions, with the use of 3D sketch

How to model a Control lever shaft using Inventor 2014?

23 4 Intermediate
If you are really interested in modeling with Inventor (2014), try to apply every step with respect to their order and watch how you reach the model. You can watch the live modeling of this part with Inventor 2021 by using this link: https://youtu.be/gOkTy_oJdH0 Enjoy!

[VIDEO] Bending Plate Animation Inventor 2020 Tutorial

29 0 Intermediate
This tutorial will show how to create a bending process of a plate in animation, hope this video will give you clear explanation. please leave comment below

Create Revit RFA element from 3D objects

6 1 Intermediate
Create Revit RFA element from 3D objects. * Using Autodesk Inventor * If you have a 3D model file from various programs, you can import into Autodesk Inventor and convert them into REVIT RFA file type elements. You will then be able to load those into your Revit project and use.

Inventor Derive

12 0 Intermediate
The derive command allows you to use models and assemblies as geometry and toolbodies within other part files. For 3D printing it's a perfect way to section complex parts so they can be printed in simpler pieces. Subsequent operations can be performed on the derived part without affecting the original source models and assemblies. Sketches, workplanes, and other work features may also be used from the source models.