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wmd2
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Registered: ‎10-23-2012
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close loop function

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10-23-2012 03:48 PM
Have sketched the geometry for an 18 tooth circular sawblade. However I have had difficulty applying the close loop function. As a result am not yet able to extrude the saw blade. Can someone please tell me precisely why what to do to implement close loop? Thanks in advance. Best wishes. Will
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JDMather
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Re: close loop function

10-23-2012 04:07 PM in reply to: wmd2

1. Don't! - create one tooth and patter the feature

(do this experiment - right mouse button and Show All Constraints. It should be obvious why it is better to pattern features rather than sketch entities.

 

2. attach your file here

 

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Re: close loop function

10-24-2012 01:45 PM in reply to: wmd2

per your request here is a copy of that file

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Re: close loop function

10-24-2012 06:27 PM in reply to: wmd2

Step1

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Re: close loop function

10-25-2012 07:26 AM in reply to: JDMather

If you want to learn Sketch Doctor

Sketch Doctor.png

 

diagnose Sketch.png

 

Combine Points.png

 

Important Restart Sketch Doctor to re-diagnose sketch after combining points.

 

Restart SD.png

 

 

 

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