Competitors in Skill 05 must use Inventor to develop the parts, assemblies, animations, and drawings of the design as it would be done in a commercial engineering department. A broad knowledge of Inventor is required to be a successful competitor in this skill.
Tutorials can be accessed through the Help systems of Inventor or AutoCAD Electrical. For your convenience, the tutorials below have been selected as suggested learning. Exploring additional tutorials and subjects can improve your overall skills and might offer other approaches that could be an advantage in competition.
Plastic Parts and Features
Sheet Metal Styles
Sheet Metal Parts 1
Sheet Metal Parts 2
Cable and Harness Tutorials
Level 1 - Regionals
4-Cylinder Boxer Engine
Model multiple components and then assemble the Boxer Engine using your modeled parts, as well as some given parts. You will then need to produce an assembly drawing, exploded drawing, and two animations.
Model 10 simple components. You will creating an assembly and produce an assembly drawing, exploded drawing, and two animations of the Elbow Engine.
Level 2 - Nationals
First, you will need to redesign a single part to fix a mechanical clasp, and produce a technical drawing to show the change you have made. You will then be required to modify the cover of the robot. You will then produce numerous rendered images and animations to showcase these changes.
You will model multiple components and then assemble the Fishing Reel using your modeled parts as well as some given parts. You will then need to produce an assembly drawing, exploded drawing, and two animations.
Level 3 - International
Cardboard Box Assembly Line
Parts will need to be modeled from the given drawings. These will need to include the use of the frame generator. You will then need to create drawings for exploded views, isometric views, including balloons and parts list, and a flat pattern fabrication drawing. There is a large emphasis here on using presentation files to create advanced assembly animations.
Digger Arm Actuation Design
You will need to assemble the digger arm and then use your engineering knowledge to determine which stroke cylinders will be required from the set. You will then need to use iParts and iAssemblies for the different stroke cylinders. An advanced animation is required to show the full physical simulation of the digger arm as required by the competition parameters.
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Digger Arm Fabrication
There are multiple parts that will need to be modeled using sheet metal. You will create an assembly showing the Digger Arm. A technical drawing, including flat pattern, also needs to be produced. In addition, you will need to produce a fabrication assembly drawing.
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You will be tasked with modeling a component from a physical piece. In this instance, the model is provided and you will be required to create rendered images and a technical drawing, including surface symbols, GDT, and dimensions in order to manufacture the part.