We'll learn about:
Sketches and parts
Setting the Heads-Up Display and using it to define dimensions
Using the Mirror tool
Plus, you'll have a design for a pair of handy test pieces to help you figure out how to size your laser-cut boxes so they snap together just the way you want! (To make the combs, continue through Exporting Inventor Files to CorelDraw [forthcoming], then cut them on your handy local laser.)
Step 1: Make a new part
Select Standard.ipt and click OK to start a new sketch.
Step 2: Check Settings
1. Click on "Options" at the bottom of the Inventor menu.
2. Click the Sketch tab and make sure that "Enable Heads-Up Display (HUD)" is checked.
3. Click "Settings" and set Dimension Input to Polar Coordinates. Click OK.
4. Remember to click "Apply" in the Application Options window, then "Close".
There are lots of other settings in here too, as you can see. Take a look and remember them for later when there are other things you want to change!