Introduction: Final Project Step 6 Drawing Annotations and Details

This is an opportunity to show what you know about Inventor. This is not intended to be a fully detailed instruction but more of a road map to get you started a give some direction. This is part 6 of a 6 part project. Please see the attached file for details.

Step 1: Creating a Parts List/BOM

To create a parts list select the "Annotations" tab and select "Parts List". You are then prompted to select a view, pick the assembly view and select "OK"

Step 2: Position the Parts List/BOM

You must now select a position for your parts list. I prefer the bottom right corner just above the title block but you may choose any position the allows you to utilize page space to its full potential. I would suggest that the position you choose remains standard through out the drawing package. Do not be alarmed at the size of the parts list it will be modified in the following steps. Simply left click to place the table.

Step 3: Edit the Table

We will now edit the table to show what we desire. Select the table using a left click and then right click and select "Edit Parts List"

Step 4: Edit Columns

You are now in the parts list editor. Right click in one of the cells and select "Column Chooser".

Step 5: Choose Your Columns

You may now remove or add any columns your desire. I have removed the "Description" column because I feel it to be unnecessary in this example. I select the item and click "Remove". Once completed select "OK"

Step 6: Adjust the Column Size

You may now adjust the column size to a width that you feel is appropriate by simply selecting a separating line a dragging it to the desired position.

Step 7: Balloon It

Now you can add your part callouts. Under the "Annotations" tab select "Balloon" and simply select the parts you wish to annotate.

Step 8: Place New Views in Other Sheets

Create new base views on separate sheets to fully detail all individual parts. Notice this part is in its folded state.

Step 9: Place New Views in Other Sheets

Create new base views on separate sheets to fully detail all individual parts. Notice this part is in its flat state.

Step 10: Center Mark

Apply center marks to all circular features in views being dimensioned. See the pictorial for a break down.

Step 11: Apply Final Detail

Place all required dimensions and notes on the layout using the dimension and text functions previously described. Use dimensions given by customer. Do not duplicate dimension. Do not cross extension or dimension lines. Once all parts are fully detailed and you have parts list for all assemblies you are complete.

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