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Anthony
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Modelling recessed plate

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07-05-2012 12:52 AM

I need to help on the best way of modelling a metal plate with a recess - please see attached image.

 

A step-by-step method would be great.

 

I'm looking for the quickest and most accurate way to get this modelled up, many thanks.

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07-05-2012 02:14 AM in reply to: Anthony

Hi,

 

The best method would probably to use the function "punch and emboss" of inventor but I not confident that this punch exist so you have to create it and I'm not aware how to do that...

 

Below this is how I do :

 

1. Extrude a block from the height of your part minus your wall thickness

2. Chamfer the edge of this solid to match to your need

3. Extrude again of your wall thickness to make your edge

4. Then use the function "hull" (not sure that it is the good name in english for this function in Inventor...)

5. Then round your edge

 

Hope it help...

John.

 

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07-05-2012 03:01 AM in reply to: jonathanruffray

Thank you for your helpful comments, would it be possible to provide images with your step-by-step guide to give me an idea of the different functions needed to complete the model ? Thanks

Anthony Goodwin ~ Cad Manager/Senior Designer
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swei01
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Re : Modelling recessed plate

07-05-2012 04:00 AM in reply to: Anthony

I think I have a simpler way.

Face, Extrusion, Shell.

Check it out, I have it attached.

Good Luck.

 

Stephen

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07-05-2012 04:36 AM in reply to: swei01

Thank you so much, that was extremely useful and great that you sent the part for me to look at. I think I've got it now - trick being with the taper on the second extrusion. Thanks again. :smileyhappy:

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07-05-2012 04:45 AM in reply to: Anthony

Add the outside fillets before the Shell and your inside fillets will be created for you.

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