Adding Features with Associativity
I-DEAS Tutorials: Fundamental Skills
Learn how to:
create relationships using Focus
create relationships by matching dimensions
• use simple equations
• add and delete relationships
Before you begin...
1. Introducing the I-DEAS Interface,
Quick Tips to Using I-DEAS
2. Creating Parts
3. Sketching and Constraining
5. Building Sections
6. Using Sketch Planes and Understanding
7. Extruding and Revolving Features
Setting your defaults
Before continuing, set the following default options for
Modeler/Assembly Preferences form
3D part VGX (off)
Drag for extrude creation (off)
With these recommended settings, the tutorial steps will
work as documented. Other settings may cause minor
changes in the required steps.
For more information, use Help, on Context and then
pick the specific item of interest.
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If you didn’t start I-DEAS with a new (empty) model file,
open a new one now and give it a unique name.
Open Model File form
Model File name: any unique name
Make sure you’re in the following application and task:
Design, Manufacturing, or Simulation
Set your units to mm.
mm (milli newton)
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Step 1. Create a new part and give it a unique name.
Pick the XY plane to sketch on.
Step 2. Create the wireframe to the dimensions shown.
Then anchor the bottom right point.
Step 3. Extrude to 20mm.
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Save your model file.
If you are prompted by I-DEAS to save your model file,
Save only when the tutorial instructions tell you to––not
when I-DEAS prompts for a save.
If you make a mistake at any time between saves and
can’t recover, you can reopen your model file to the last
save and start over from that point.
To reopen your model file to the previous save, press
Create relationships using Foc