3D Annotation for Autodesk Inventor – II
In the previous post, we came across basics of 3D Annotation for Autodesk Inventor. Here in this post we will see how to work with 3D Annotation.
3D Annotation is a beta tool from Autodesk Labs, that will migrate (graduate) from labs after feedback from users like you on how you want the tool to look like or work like, so if you are working on this tool on a frequent basis, I would recommend you to write a mail to the Labs Team – firstname.lastname@example.org
So, let’s move ahead with the tool.
I would recommend you to see the list of countries where you can download this tool Here, this tool would expand to other geographies in the future, say something similar to Inventor Technology Fusion.
3D Annotation after installation would appear as shown below in the Ribbon
Again something very important is, make sure you have enabled the Tool Bar (3D Annotation) from the Add-In (Options Panel) of the Tools (Tab)
Now, lets the options from the 3DA Tab
- Activate 3DA
This activates the 3DA command options in Inventor, see below
This tool helps in inserting Dimensions with tolerance settings. The dimensions include Linear, Aligned, Radius etc., see a video below. In case you need to edit the dimensions all you need to do is just right click and select the edit dimensions.
- Hole & Thread
This helps us in knowing more about the hole type and its relevant details, dimensions related to counter bore, countersink, spot face, drilled holes can be obtained, see the video below
- 3DA Fillet and Chamfer
This command supports in dimensioning the chamfer / fillet in a 3D Model, some loop fillets are dimensioned as (No of fillet entities) X Radius X Description, while Chamfer as No of Chamfer X Distance (D1 / D2 / Angle) X Description. See a video below for more details.
Please not in case you need to modify the dimensions or values in Fillet or Chamfer, you need to press the space bar to enable the edit window.
In Part three we will see little more about GD&T with 3D Annotation. In case you did not read Part – I
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