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TomBarosso3248
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Registered: ‎06-04-2008
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Edit Extrusion Profile

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10-03-2008 10:25 AM
Sketch1 is the outside profile for a plate. From it I create Extrusion1 and constrain it in an assembly. If I later decide that a cutout is needed in the center of the plate, I edit sketch1 to show it. But when I'm done, I can't "unselect" my original profile and extrude the new shape. The new geometry in sketch1 is hidden by the previous body and I can't unselect that profile.

So I have to delete extrusion1 and start over. When I return to my assembly I have to redo the constraints that were placed relative to extrusion1.

Any help appreciated.

Tom
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Re: Edit Extrusion Profile

10-03-2008 10:33 AM in reply to: TomBarosso3248
>Any help appreciated.

Can you zip and attach the file?

>I can't "unselect" my original profile

Are you holding the Ctrl key?
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Re: Edit Extrusion Profile

10-03-2008 10:33 AM in reply to: TomBarosso3248

Why not just do it the way they would in the shop.
Sketch-1 is your main plate shape, then edit the IPT and add a second sketch on
the top for your cut-out. This way your plate will retain the
constraints.

 

Try to do your modeling following the same steps as
the shop floor will follow.


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Sketch1
is the outside profile for a plate. From it I create Extrusion1 and constrain
it in an assembly. If I later decide that a cutout is needed in the center of
the plate, I edit sketch1 to show it. But when I'm done, I can't "unselect" my
original profile and extrude the new shape. The new geometry in sketch1 is
hidden by the previous body and I can't unselect that profile. So I have to
delete extrusion1 and start over. When I return to my assembly I have to redo
the constraints that were placed relative to extrusion1. Any help appreciated.
Tom
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TomBarosso3248
Posts: 18
Registered: ‎06-04-2008
Message 4 of 4 (806 Views)

Re: Edit Extrusion Profile

10-03-2008 01:10 PM in reply to: TomBarosso3248
Holding the control key works, thank you.

Tom
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