Introduction: How to Create a 3D Model of a Witches Hat Using Autodesk Inventor( and How to Create a Basic Model)

This tutorial will show you to make a basic 3D model Using AutoDesk Inventor. We will using the line tool, the revolve command, and finish sketch command. This was created by a Drafting  and design student to help others use Inventor

Step 1: Getting Started

Open AutoDesk Inventor. Wait for it to load up. It may take a few seconds. Click new then select the format Standard.ipt. The circle shows the right one

Step 2: Creating the Base

Start with the base of the witch hat with the circular rim. Make a 1 inch line on or parallel to the x axis.On the right end of that line make a line .25 inches up.Then, make a line going a 1/4 inch to the right that connects to the quarter inch line.

Step 3: Making the Rim of the Hat

On the left end of the 1 inch make a vertical 1/8 of an inch line.

Step 4: Finishing the Rim

Make a line connecting to the 1/8 of an inch line going to the right that is 1/4 of an inch long.

Step 5: Adding Height

Time to add height for the top of the hat. On the rightmost end of the line make a 3 inch vertical line 

Step 6: Time to Make the Diagonal

To make the diagonal make a line that connects to the top of the 3 inch line and to the end of the 1/4 inch line on left of the sketch. The basic shape of the witches hat is starting to appear 

Step 7: Finish the Sketch

Now its time to finish the sketch. Click the Finish Sketch command in the top right corner.

Step 8: Revolving the Sketch

To revolve the sketch click on the revolve command shown in image 2. In the box click on profile box then click the middle of the sketch. Finally, click on axis box and click on the 3 inch line then click OK. 

Step 9: Your Done!

You have just made a basic sketch and a basic 3D model. I hope you have a better understanding on how to use AutoDesk Inventor. Thanks for viewing and Happy Halloween (if applicable!) !

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amandaghassaei (author)2012-10-15

why did you include the indentation in the middle of the hat?

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crizor (author)amandaghassaei2012-10-15

To simulate where the head hole would be.

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