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Sketchup-ur-space Magazine - June 14

Author : David Gaskill

Create 3D Objects Without A Sketch Plane

This tip from David Edward Gaskill illustrates how to create simple 3D objects in Autodesk Inventor without starting with a sketch plane and a 2D sketch:

Here is a tip for Inventor that allows you to create a box, cylinder, torus, or sphere without having to create any 2D geometry.

Create 3D Objects Without A Sketch Plane

Start a new part, then go to the 3D model ribbon (click the image for a larger view).

Create 3D Objects Without A Sketch Plane

Select box or use the arrow-down button for more selections.

Create 3D Objects Without A Sketch Plane

Sketch to pick the center for the object to be created, and then drag to the desired shape. Once you have sketched the shape, the extrude dialog box will come up. Place the extrude distance. You now have a box without having to create a sketch plane first. This saves several steps, and is fully editable.

Reference: www.cadtips.cadalyst.com

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