Hi Allan, what sort of modeling skills are you thinking of developing? Surface modeling or solid based modeling? Many Grabcad users here use surface based modeling to model complex objects (cars, planes...) while other Grabcad users solid base modeling to model mechanical objects. However both can achieve the same results depending on the complexity of the object. I see that you've made a skateboard in inventor, not bad. If I want to take it a step further I would download elevation views of a skateboard (front view, side view, top view) and bring it into inventor, scale the drawing (1:1) and trace and extrude each part in an assembly. This would be a Top-down approach to 3D modeling.
I think the first question here, that I would like to ask is: From your experience with the software (Autodesk Inventor) in which level consider yourself you are?
The reason why Im asking is many of us can provide you with things to model some of them can be tricky others may be not. So is better if we know in which level you are in order for us give you some advice or exercises for you to model.
yes, thank youi have been working with inventor for 9months now, i dont know how to say it. but, i think i could consider myself as an in...
Apologies by my delay, this time of the year is very busy for us, so it is difficult for me have some extra time to reply.
I will get back to you tomorrow with a bit of more time, but it is good that you want to be good at it, and not everyone can/wants to be good in what they do, sounds crazy but is life!.
As long as you understand how to build something you will be good, because many people think that learning how to use a software makes the person capable of do anything, and that is s huge mistake. Keep going, keep asking specific question, ask yourself how to do this and that in the real world ( I do that every constantly) , ask your colleagues, ask here and there, read, analyse and interrogate books, internet, and others peoples models, then with all that knowledge in your brain, and the time working with Inventor you will earn something precious:
E x p e r i e n c e to understand how things work, maybe not all (no body knows all) but all that you need to become certainly good!!!!
Suggestion: Check your colour scheme, there is not enough contrast between your sketch entities and the screen background, be careful yo will find in a few years your eyes are tired...so try to find a combination of colour (backgrounds) that can make your life easy.
just add horizontal and vertical constraints lo lock the circle inside the rectangle
Good, now my intention is not transform this forum in a training place, that is not the idea, the point I'm trying to make is you have concepts in your head important concepts that other people do not have, that is a big step ahead.
so, with that in mind, try to use 1 constraint to get the same result