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houtchenswho
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Bolt Circle Centerline to Non-Circles .idw

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12-04-2012 08:20 AM

I have a ratchet plate idw that I've drawn and dimensioned, but I would like to insert two bolt circles to the two diameter dimensions that appear to be pointing at nothing. The circular pattern is not made up of circles so I haven't been able to use the Centered Pattern command in the centerline section. I'm using Inventor 2013.

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JDMather
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Re: Bolt Circle Centerline to Non-Circles .idw

12-04-2012 08:23 AM in reply to: houtchenswho

Either

Retrieve sketch from ipt

or

click on view and hit S on keyboard.

Project Geometry center circle and two points on teeth.

Sketch circles.

Exit sketch.

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houtchenswho
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Re: Bolt Circle Centerline to Non-Circles .idw

12-04-2012 08:59 AM in reply to: JDMather

I would like to mention that after creating the circles, I had some trouble formatting them to centerline, until I realized this option was under the right click menu in properties. Thank you

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sbixler
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Re: Bolt Circle Centerline to Non-Circles .idw

12-05-2012 05:01 AM in reply to: houtchenswho

The other method to change line styles is while you are in the sketch, change to the Annotate tab and select the approriate layer in the Format panel.

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