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Frame Generator, Use existing points

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02-16-2014 09:33 PM

I dont use Frame Generator that much, but ran into a situation where I thought it might be useful.  I am needing to add a cross member to my frame, but I dont have a sketch that represents the cross members.  Is there a trick to adding them without having to make a sketch on the plane that they will be on?




In the above view, I need to add some braces where I have the red lines.  Wouldnt it be nice if we could pick points from existing members of the frame work?  I tried that, but could not get that to work.





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Re: Frame Generator, Use existing points

02-17-2014 12:37 AM in reply to: karthur1

You would need to create a sketch if the cross member is at a certain angle. Otherwise you can use the 2point option where you select two points where you want your member to be. But the easiest would be to create a part and creating the sketch

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Re: Frame Generator, Use existing points

02-17-2014 01:56 PM in reply to: karthur1

Interesting enough, you can select individual points on parts that aren't inserted with the frame generator.


FG_pt to pt.PNG


But I was unable to select any other points on the channel members you see in the image.

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Re: Frame Generator, Use existing points

02-17-2014 02:31 PM in reply to: ASI_Aaron


That's interesting, but all my parts are inserted with FG......


A point is a point is a point......why should it matter if its a FG part or other "normal" part?



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Re: Frame Generator, Use existing points

02-17-2014 03:00 PM in reply to: karthur1
Done lots with points on different work planes, from point to point on either the same or different planes. Never worked with points on a FG part.
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Re: Frame Generator, Use existing points

02-17-2014 03:39 PM in reply to: karthur1

In the interest of creating a robust assembly - I think I would just buckle down and add to the skeleton file.


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