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Autodesk Inventor/CAM/CNC Workflow - Part 2: Creating the Assembly and Parts Continued
In this tutorial series we will be exploring how to use Autodesk Inventor along with CAM software (CAMBAM) to create CNC parts.

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Continuing where we left off in part 1, we continue to construct the lines for the router mount we are designing. First we see if we can move any of the lines. We want to see next which lines are parallel and perpendicular. You will see how we do this in the video. Next we will enter the dimensions. One of the lines is not aligned properly, so we can use the right button to align them, or we can press “Dimension” to align them. Next we erase the lines we will not need using the “Trim” option. We trim the lines that are unnecessary until we have a final result. Next we make a circle to construct the holder for a vacuum hose. Create the circles and set the dimensions. Press escape to go out of dimension mode so we can move the shape around.

Once we have set the circle where it needs to be, we will create a construction so we can constrain the two shapes using a dimension. Once the lines are blue we know they are fully constrained and they will stay stationary while we move the vacuum mount. We want to make sure we have a way to connect to the back, so we create an arbitrary line. We constrain the lines on the back and then eliminate the lines we do not need inside of the back mount.

In Part 3, we will finalize the general form and add a new sketch to a part.

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