|Time Required||20 minutes|
|Tutorial File Used||Keyboard.wire (original) |
In this tutorial, you open an Autodesk Alias wire file and translate it as an Inventor part (.ipt) file in Autodesk Inventor. You also reassociate an edited Alias wire file to create an updated Inventor part file.
Envision an engineering environment in which a standard keyboard design was created as a surface model by an industrial designer using Alias. The Alias geometry is translated into Autodesk Inventor and becomes an Inventor part file (.ipt). Additional design enhancements are made to the keyboard part file using Autodesk Inventor modeling commands.
Meanwhile, the industrial designer continues to modify the Alias design into a more organic, ergonomic shape. Because there is direct associativity between Alias and Autodesk Inventor, the part file is easily updated to reflect the new ergonomic design when the modifications to the Alias surface model are complete.
Note: You do not need Alias to complete this tutorial.