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Friday, 14 May 2010

Part Optimisation using Rules Based Design

Autodesk Inventor 2011 includes rules based design automation as standard now! This technology was available to subscription customers last year so that they could take advantage of the iLogic tools but has now been embedded directly into all of the AutoCAD Inventor Suites.

You might have seen some my other posts about iLogic and what it does but I wanted to share with you an example that was put together by my colleague Dave Reaume.

This example shows how using one rule within Autodesk Inventor we can optimise the size of a component based on a target mass and material that is specified by the user within the parameters:

Pretty cool!!