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Cant extrude in assemble drawing

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04-04-2013 11:51 AM

 

Can’t extrude in assemble drawing in inventor when I draw a sketch and finish sketch

And try to extrude the sketch it extrudes but only in cut mode  it is the only button that is working the rest are all faded out 

Hi 1207463,

 

This is called an Assembly Feature. And that is just the way it works, you're only able to mill/remove material from the assembly level, if you need to add material just edit the part and create the sketch in that part.

 

The reason behind this goes something like this: Imagine we have a part that we make and stock in inventory, but in some assemblies we add a hole and a kerf notch to the part. We don't want these modifications in every place the part is used, so placing the feature at the assembly level let's us have this flexibility.

 

Also just as a tip, you might want to use the words "assembly file" rather than "assembly drawing". Typically in Inventor assembly drawing refers to a drawing file (IDW or DWG) that details an assembly. Same goes for "part file" vs. "part drawing".Just a minor point, but it helps make your questions easier to understand.

 

I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
Curtis
http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com

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Re: Cant extrude in assemble drawing

04-04-2013 11:53 AM in reply to: 1207463

Hi 1207463,

 

This is called an Assembly Feature. And that is just the way it works, you're only able to mill/remove material from the assembly level, if you need to add material just edit the part and create the sketch in that part.

 

The reason behind this goes something like this: Imagine we have a part that we make and stock in inventory, but in some assemblies we add a hole and a kerf notch to the part. We don't want these modifications in every place the part is used, so placing the feature at the assembly level let's us have this flexibility.

 

Also just as a tip, you might want to use the words "assembly file" rather than "assembly drawing". Typically in Inventor assembly drawing refers to a drawing file (IDW or DWG) that details an assembly. Same goes for "part file" vs. "part drawing".Just a minor point, but it helps make your questions easier to understand.

 

I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
Curtis
http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com



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Re: Cant extrude in assemble drawing

04-04-2013 12:04 PM in reply to: 1207463

Your best bet would be to RC on the part in the assembly browser and edit it within the assembly to add the protruded feature you need.

A specially if you are trying to create or do top down engineering.

 

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Re: Can't extrude in assemble drawing

04-04-2013 01:00 PM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack

Thanks managed to work it out was doing it **** from elbow create sketch then create part on sketch 

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Re: Can't extrude in assemble drawing

04-04-2013 01:15 PM in reply to: 1207463

Marking this thread as solved and what exactly helped you would help others in the future with similar issues.

 

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