How to get Stress Simulation, Analyse Assembly and use Simulation in Autodesk Inventor

By Harrison Gloyne, Redstack Intern

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Creating you parts and your design has been an easy and fun experience for you, however there are a few more things you may want to do before finalising your design and 3D printing them.

Autodesk Inventor

1- How to use simulation in Inventor?

2- How to get the stress distribution of moving parts?

3- How can I analyse my assembly for loading and stresses?

Step 1 - Open assembly and go to the Environments tab on the top ribbon and then select Stress Analysis on the dropdown ribbon.

Step 2 - Select Create Study.

Step 3 – Set all your variables – you can do this by right clicking on the variables in the task bar that you want to edit.

  • Materials - Choose from a wide range of materials offered in the Autodesk Library.

  • Constraints - Choose to either fix or pin certain faces and points of the part.

  • Loads - Choose from a selection of point, uniform, bearing, gravity, self-weight.

  • Contacts - Select how assemblies interact with each other.
    i.Bonded connection.
    ii.Rough connection.
    iii.Sliding connection.
    iv.And many more….

Step 4  - Run the simulation by clicking Simulate.

Step 5 – Export results by clicking Report. - This will lead you to an internet link in which you can share your data and results among other people/clients.

These 5 important steps will bring you closer to having your final design 3D printed.


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