Creating and Using Table Driven Punches in InventorAuthor: Dan Johnson, A. T. Ferrell Company, Inc.
Date Published: March 24, 2009
Sheet metal punch tools are iFeatures with additional attribution. Use the Extract iFeature option on the Tools menu to extract and save a sketched feature or a sketch in a catalog for future use. If the selected feature has geometrically dependent features, they are automatically selected, but you can delete them using the Extract iFeature dialog box. To extract all the features in a part, select the base feature. Selected sketches may be unconsumed or consumed by a feature.
Punch Tool Creation-Obround/Slot with Table/Spreadsheet Driven Dimensions
Punch Tool Application and Detailing
The completed annotation is shown as follows:
Either way, if you change the ipt/model's slot dimensions, the idw/print's slot annotation will automatically update.