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RayFeiler
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Message 11 of 15 (1,139 Views)

Re: constraining a hole to a slot

03-26-2012 08:22 AM in reply to: folkman1

Try this one. Are you on Inventor 2012?

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JDMather
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Message 12 of 15 (1,134 Views)

Re: constraining a hole to a slot

03-26-2012 08:27 AM in reply to: mcgyvr

mcgyvr wrote:

Its as simple as it gets now..


Creating as iFeature (I use as Punch even if not sheet metal) make it as easy to place and size as any Hole feature.

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Doug_DuPont
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Message 13 of 15 (1,125 Views)

Re: constraining a hole to a slot

03-26-2012 08:59 AM in reply to: folkman1

What I do is on my slot sketch I have a center point. When I constrain I turn on the slot sketch and constrain the hole to the center point in the sketch.

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markc-uk
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Message 14 of 15 (1,086 Views)

Re: constraining a hole to a slot

03-27-2012 03:46 AM in reply to: Doug_DuPont

It's good practice to put a workaxis at the centre of any slot. Try this workflow that's detailed in the animated .gif attached for a tidy way of placing the axis.

edit - you need to save it then right click on it and open with Internet Explorer

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Message 15 of 15 (1,066 Views)

Re: constraining a hole to a slot

03-27-2012 05:54 AM in reply to: markc-uk

An extruded surface body cylinder in effect creates an axis with less work and more functionality (Insert constraint now available).

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