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pball
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Shrink part in middle

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01-09-2013 12:53 PM

I have a part which is lets say 10ft long. Now I need to modify that to be 9.5ft. Is there a simple way to remove that .5ft from the center of the part?

 

I just need a way to cut out a .5ft section in the middle and then put the two remaining pieces back together. Doing this would be much easier than editing the sketches for the part, especially since I may have to change the amount that is cut out and that would change the number of holes and features.

 

Attached is a picture of the parts i have to edit and some lines to show the section that needs to get removed.

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JDMather
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01-09-2013 01:05 PM in reply to: pball

Split

Move Body

Combine

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Re: Shrink part in middle

01-09-2013 11:05 PM in reply to: pball
Use patterned features rather Tahoe sketching them all. Remember that you can suppress features conditionally.
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pball
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Re: Shrink part in middle

01-10-2013 06:55 AM in reply to: PaulMunford

Unfortunately the features aren't that evenly spaced so using a pattern wouldn't work too well. I went with split/move method and although it takes a few steps and some time, I can change amount cut out with a single parameter. Even went as far to link the individual pieces in the assembly.

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