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LeedsQuincy
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combining models

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04-11-2012 06:30 AM

Hi,

 

I regularly generate models which have a front end (body) of a known shape but differing in size, to a back end (shank) again of a known shape but differing size.

So, is it possible to take pre-drawn blanks of both front end (body) and back end (shank) to join them up to create a new model/part?

i'm assuming it's combine bodies but I'm not sure how it works!! (I think it's something to do with my age!!)

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JDMather
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Re: combining models

04-11-2012 06:48 AM in reply to: LeedsQuincy

Yes.

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Re: combining models

04-12-2012 05:34 AM in reply to: LeedsQuincy

How about using iFeatures?

http://cadsetterout.com/inventor-tutorials/ifeatures-primer/

 

Or you can derive parts into a part file and then combine them with more features. It is possible to unlink the parts if you don't want to maintain the link to the original file.

 

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LeedsQuincy
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Message 4 of 5 (147 Views)

Re: combining models

05-14-2012 05:39 AM in reply to: LeedsQuincy

Hello Again,

 

I've sorted it.....Last Friday I locked the door, turned the phone off and just played with it until i got it to work.

No distractions = solution.

 

Reading the help menu sometimes assumes you know too much. i've had very little formal training with Inventor so trying to interpret what is written down to what I see on the screen is an issue.

 

many thanks for your help!!

 

Q

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Re: combining models

05-21-2012 12:23 AM in reply to: LeedsQuincy

Great stuff - Glad you got it sorted!

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