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*Morrison, Herb
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Define keep out zones

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11-26-2002 02:34 AM
I have a complex box, one side of which is a prited wiring board. I need to
define keep out zones for all the mechanical parts that set on the surface
of the pwb. My first thought is to create a sketch on the pwb and project
the needed geometry. Is there a way to work with such a sketch in an idw
(can't do it in R5.3)? I want it to be visible and dimesionable in the idw.

I don't want to have to recreate all the planer geometry in an idw sketch to
define these zones (too complex, and I've already done the work in the
model)!

In the end, I want to convert the idw to a dwg and send it to the pwb layout
person.

I'm sure I'm asking too much!
*KJohnson
Message 2 of 3 (33 Views)

Re: Define keep out zones

11-26-2002 02:41 AM in reply to: *Morrison, Herb
Does save as DWG or DXF work with some clean up?

Kathy Johnson
"Herb Morrison" wrote in message
news:AE5BE693BDFFDCCF84EB568EC6C58516@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> I have a complex box, one side of which is a prited wiring board. I need
to
> define keep out zones for all the mechanical parts that set on the surface
> of the pwb. My first thought is to create a sketch on the pwb and project
> the needed geometry. Is there a way to work with such a sketch in an idw
> (can't do it in R5.3)? I want it to be visible and dimesionable in the
idw.
>
> I don't want to have to recreate all the planer geometry in an idw sketch
to
> define these zones (too complex, and I've already done the work in the
> model)!
>
> In the end, I want to convert the idw to a dwg and send it to the pwb
layout
> person.
>
> I'm sure I'm asking too much!
>
>
*Caldwell, Larry
Message 3 of 3 (33 Views)

Re: Define keep out zones

11-26-2002 02:56 AM in reply to: *Morrison, Herb
You can bring in sketch geometry in R6. Show Contents/(+)/RMB/Get Model
Sketches I think. It should bring in an unconsumed sketch.
~Larry


"Herb Morrison" wrote in message
news:AE5BE693BDFFDCCF84EB568EC6C58516@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> I have a complex box, one side of which is a prited wiring board. I need
to
> define keep out zones for all the mechanical parts that set on the surface
> of the pwb. My first thought is to create a sketch on the pwb and project
> the needed geometry. Is there a way to work with such a sketch in an idw
> (can't do it in R5.3)? I want it to be visible and dimesionable in the
idw.
>
> I don't want to have to recreate all the planer geometry in an idw sketch
to
> define these zones (too complex, and I've already done the work in the
> model)!
>
> In the end, I want to convert the idw to a dwg and send it to the pwb
layout
> person.
>
> I'm sure I'm asking too much!
>
>
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