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1 CREATING A DRAGSTER BLOCK ON AUTODESK INVENTOR Fall 2013 Jonas E. Salk Middle School Technology Education PLTW PROJECT LEAD THE WAY

2 1.Open the Inventor program and select NEW 2.Click on the + sign next to the Templates folder (See arrow - Figure 1) 3.Select Metric 4.Select the Standard (mm).ipt from the Parts category 5.Select the Create button Dragster Block Construction - Instructions Page 1 Fall 2013 Figure 1

3 1.Select Create 2D Sketch (small arrow – Figure 2) 2.Select the YZ Plane (large arrow - Figure 2) Dragster Block Construction - Instructions Page 2 Fall 2013 Figure 2

4 1.To make the Y axis vertical, rotate the Right view of the View Cube by using the view cube rotation arrow (Figure 3A) 2.Ensure that the Y axis points up when viewing the axis indicator (Figure 3B) Dragster Block Construction - Instructions Page 3 Fall 2013 Figure 3A Figure 3B

5 1.Using either the rectangle tool or the line tool, create a rectangle with the following dimensions: Length = 305 mm Height = 70 mm (See Figure 4) Dragster Block Construction - Instructions Page 4 Fall 2013 Figure 4

6 1.Select Finish Sketch (sketch will rotate to a diagonal position) 2.Select the Extrude icon, and extrude the block 42 mm 3.Insure that the Direction 2 button is selected – see arrow in Figure 5 4.Select OK. Dragster Block Construction - Instructions Page 5 Fall 2013 Figure 5

7 1.Hover your cursor over the View Cube, and a house symbol will appear (see arrow – Figure 6) 2.Right click the Home icon (house symbol) and select Select Current View as Home – Fit to View 3.Left click to select Dragster Block Construction - Instructions Page 6 Fall 2013 Figure 6

8 1.In the Browser Window double click the Sketch icon (if the Sketch icon is not visible, click the + sign next to the Extrude icon). Drawing will revert to the Sketch mode. Note: If the sketch icon is grey (and not active), right click on the word Sketch and check off the Visibility function. This will make the Sketch icon active. 2.If necessary, select the rotation arrow on the view cube to correct drawing orientation 3.Selecting the Line Tool, make a diagonal line as shown in Figure 7 4.Dimension the left end of this line 19 mm from the bottom line of the block (see arrows - Figure 7) Dragster Block Construction - Instructions Page 7 Fall 2013 Figure 7

9 1.Select Finish Sketch. Drawing should revert back to the 3D view. 2.In the Browser window, right click the word (not icon) Sketch and select Visibility (the right view will display dimensions) 3.Click the Extrude tool and select the Cut and Direction 2 icons (see arrows – Figure 8) 4.Select the upper face of block (as shown) and select OK Dragster Block Construction - Instructions Page 8 Fall 2013 Figure 8

10 1.In the Browser Window right click the Sketch word (not icon) and un-check Visibility 2.Block should look like Figure 9 3.On the View Cube select the Right view. Using the direction arrows, select the Back view 4.Select Create 2D Sketch, and select the back face of block Dragster Block Construction - Instructions Page 9 Fall 2013 Figure 9

11 1.Select the Point tool and place a point in the center of the block (when in center, a black dotted horizontal line and black dotted vertical line will appear) 1.Select Finish Sketch. Select the Home icon from the view cube 2.Using the Free Rotate button on the Navigation Bar, position the block as shown in Figure 10 Dragster Block Construction - Instructions Page 10 Fall 2013 Figure 10

12 1.Select the Hole tool and insure that the Termination option is set to Distance 2.Put in the following dimensions: Diameter = 19 mm Depth = 51 mm 2.Also select the Drilled, Flat, and Simple Hole icons (See arrows) 3.Select OK Dragster Block Construction - Instructions Page 11 Fall 2013 Figure 11

13 Dragster Block Construction - Instructions Page 12 Fall 2013 CONGRATULATIONS! Your block is now completed!


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