I have authored a couple of frame member profiles before, but always my own sketches.
I received a .dxf file with about 50 aluminium profiles therein.
I inserted the whole thing into my sketch.
Started a new sketch and projected a single profile.
Exported second sketch as .dxf.
Opened new part, inserted new .dxf.
(This method seemed to allow me to drag the profile back to the origin, if I derived sketch 2 instead it seemed to stick to my workplane,miles away from my origin.)
Then I get 287 dimensions needed!
Boundry patch into a surface.
Thicken surface as a solid.
New sketch, project solid as a closed loop, allowing me to extrude, which I need to have for frame authoring.
It seems to work.
Any thoughts, or better workflows always appreciated.
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