This section demonstrates some of the basic Intent workflows in Inventor. It does not show anything related to events, but you probably should look through it in order to be familiar with the parts that it uses.
Create & Adopt the Link
Start with a simple part (no Intent stuff yet):
Make sure the parameter names are meaningful:
Add the necessary work features, rename them, then turn the visibility off:
Save the part, then adopt it:
Create the Chain Assembly
Now we'll use the adopted link and cylinder primitive to assemble a chain. Start by creating new Intent assembly with a new root design.
With the assembly created, edit the new Chain design and add the following parameter rules:
Design Chain : IntentEventsExampleRoot IvAssemblyDocument
Parameter Rule linkHoleDia As Number = 0.375
Parameter Rule linkThickness As Number = 0.250
Save the design, then add a link to the assembly in Inventor.
Set holeDia and thickness to the two assembly parameters you added above.
Repeat the process to add a second link.
Now add a cylinder child to use for the pin. Set the diameter to something less than linkHoleDia and the height to something larger than twice linkThickness.
With the pin and two links in the model, constrain pin and the links with two Insert constraints in Inventor.
Finally, incrementally adopt the constraints. Don't forget to save the model after the first adoption.
Once complete, you can drag the links to demonstrate the constraints.
Next: Using a Simple Event.