I'm coming from NX(Siemens) and I'm learning now to work with Inventor.
I've an assembly as you see it in the picture below. In this assembly i need to trim the green tube, in NX I would need to use 2-3 features. What is the best way to handle this problem with an associative way?
As I've seen derive isn't working, because it causes a cyclic dependency.
Is there a way to link the green part into the sheet metal part at the same position as it is in the assembly?
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I'm assuming you want to trim the green part to look like the cylinderical grey part at the bottom of the sheet metal part.
In the assembly, edit the green part. If one's not available in the green part, create a plane parrallel to the edge of the sheet metal part. Start a sketch on that plane. Project geometry the edge of the sheet metal part that will trim the green part. Hit E to extrude. Pick the appropriate side of the open profile, change to cut and adjust termination type or distanc as necessary,
You can also
edit the part in context of assembly
Copy Object surface from part to use for trimming
Split or Sculpt to trim the part.
The result is associative.
Derived Components will also work if done correctly,
and multi-body solids is another option.