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Generating Cams Inside of Inventor 2016

by Bryce Ochoa on Dec 22, 2015

What is the easiest way to create a simple cam in Inventor? Your first response might be: “Just create a sketch outline of the cam using the Spline function and then extrude.” It makes sense right? The problem with the Spline method however, is it has a tendency to not create one continuous smooth edge and create a break in the face of the edge. This can lead to the follower not behaving correctly.

A better solution is the Disc Cam Generator which creates a fully functioning cam for you in the assembly model along with a separate part file for the cam. 

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Topics: Autodesk Inventor, v2016, Cam, Disc Cam, Disc Cam Generator

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