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*Shelton, Joseph
Message 1 of 7 (43 Views)

Mirror Components???

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11-13-2002 12:35 PM
Hi,

Can you mirror components in an assembly? I've not
found that you can. Pattern arrays are okay, but not always
practical. And if not has anyone heard anything about this being a future
option?
Also I sure do miss the old AutoCAD stretch command.

Thanks, Joseph
*Keller, Kent
Message 2 of 7 (43 Views)

Re: Mirror Components???

11-13-2002 12:55 PM in reply to: *Shelton, Joseph
About all I think you can do is derive them into a new file and use the
mirror option. Then insert that new file.

--
Kent Keller
Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program

http://www.MyMcad.com/KWiK/Mcad.htm

"Joseph Shelton" wrote in message
news:B269F43F493E9A16629F0F00B83E6C60@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Hi,
>
> Can you mirror components in an assembly? I've not
> found that you can. Pattern arrays are okay, but not always
> practical. And if not has anyone heard anything about this being a future
> option?
> Also I sure do miss the old AutoCAD stretch command.
>
> Thanks, Joseph
>
>
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rstadler
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Registered: ‎12-11-2003
Message 3 of 7 (43 Views)

Re:

11-13-2002 09:41 PM in reply to: *Shelton, Joseph
Create a new part and derive w/ mirror option is the only way that I have found.
*Snyder, Kevin
Message 4 of 7 (43 Views)

Re: Mirror Components???

11-13-2002 11:56 PM in reply to: *Shelton, Joseph
Why can't you still stretch? You may not be able to stretch with a crossing
window, but just click (and hold) any sketched object and you can drag
anywhere (depending on constraints) you want.

kevin


"Joseph Shelton" wrote in message
news:B269F43F493E9A16629F0F00B83E6C60@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Hi,
>
> Can you mirror components in an assembly? I've not
> found that you can. Pattern arrays are okay, but not always
> practical. And if not has anyone heard anything about this being a future
> option?
> Also I sure do miss the old AutoCAD stretch command.
>
> Thanks, Joseph
>
>
*Keller, Kent
Message 5 of 7 (43 Views)

Re:

11-14-2002 12:21 AM in reply to: *Shelton, Joseph
True, but I have also wished for a stretch since I started working with solid modelers.
Actually the old TriSpectives came close, as does the base solid modeling tools in
Inventor.

I think the stretch Joseph and I are thinking of is of the solid model, not sketches. Run
a crossing window over the solid and input a distance, and it takes care of all the
underlying dimensions. If a dimension lies inside of the crossing window then it doesn't
change, but if it crosses the window then its value is increased the proper amount. I
suppose doing it at sketch level could even really speed things up, but I have always
envisioned it in the solid.

--
Kent
Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program


"Kevin Snyder" wrote in message
news:E3B9202DBD8C51D89AA6AE2CCE2F6672@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Why can't you still stretch? You may not be able to stretch with a crossing
> window, but just click (and hold) any sketched object and you can drag
> anywhere (depending on constraints) you want.
>
> kevin
*Shelton, Joseph
Message 6 of 7 (43 Views)

Re:

11-14-2002 12:57 AM in reply to: *Shelton, Joseph
Hi,

It is true you stretch in the sketch environment, however I would like to
stretch
in the model environment. i.e.. . You have a machine station and need to
change
the elevation. It would be nice to be able to just stretch the assembly
causing components
to update.

Joseph


"Kevin Snyder" wrote in message
news:E3B9202DBD8C51D89AA6AE2CCE2F6672@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Why can't you still stretch? You may not be able to stretch with a
crossing
> window, but just click (and hold) any sketched object and you can drag
> anywhere (depending on constraints) you want.
>
> kevin
>
>
> "Joseph Shelton" wrote in message
> news:B269F43F493E9A16629F0F00B83E6C60@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > Hi,
> >
> > Can you mirror components in an assembly? I've not
> > found that you can. Pattern arrays are okay, but not always
> > practical. And if not has anyone heard anything about this being a
future
> > option?
> > Also I sure do miss the old AutoCAD stretch command.
> >
> > Thanks, Joseph
> >
> >
>
>
*Dotson, Sean
Message 7 of 7 (43 Views)

Re:

11-14-2002 01:04 AM in reply to: *Shelton, Joseph
Investigate adaptivity (or skeletal modeling) If you set up the
relationships correctly you can change one workplane (effectively stretching
the assembly) and parts will adapt to the new size.

--
Sean Dotson, PE
http://www.sdotson.com
...sleep is for the weak..
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"Joseph Shelton" wrote in message
news:46662F52E6F484A4A74EA83021BAACBD@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Hi,
>
> It is true you stretch in the sketch environment, however I would like to
> stretch
> in the model environment. i.e.. . You have a machine station and need to
> change
> the elevation. It would be nice to be able to just stretch the assembly
> causing components
> to update.
>
> Joseph
>
>
> "Kevin Snyder" wrote in message
> news:E3B9202DBD8C51D89AA6AE2CCE2F6672@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > Why can't you still stretch? You may not be able to stretch with a
> crossing
> > window, but just click (and hold) any sketched object and you can drag
> > anywhere (depending on constraints) you want.
> >
> > kevin
> >
> >
> > "Joseph Shelton" wrote in message
> > news:B269F43F493E9A16629F0F00B83E6C60@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > Can you mirror components in an assembly? I've not
> > > found that you can. Pattern arrays are okay, but not always
> > > practical. And if not has anyone heard anything about this being a
> future
> > > option?
> > > Also I sure do miss the old AutoCAD stretch command.
> > >
> > > Thanks, Joseph
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>

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