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mitchell3010
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How to angle either end of a piece of material after it is extruded

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12-14-2012 06:00 AM

Hey I'm new to autodesk. I cannot seem to figure out how to angle a piece of material after it has been extruded.

For example, If I create a shape ie. a 10mm square and extrude the shape to a length of say 100mm, and want to miter either end at 45 degrees so as I can join them to create a 90 degree angled piece....

How do I angle the end of the extruded piece?

I know it can be done with a simple chamfer but this is not ideal when dealing with more complicated shapes.

I am using autodesk 2012.

 

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mehatfie
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Re: How to angle either end of a piece of material after it is extruded

12-14-2012 06:18 AM in reply to: mitchell3010

Hi mitchell3010,

 

A simple solution would be to create a sketch with the angle you wish to cut on the side of the piece. Use the Extrude command again but instead select the "Cut" option (the middle option).

 

Regards

Mitch

 

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mpatchus
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Re: How to angle either end of a piece of material after it is extruded

12-14-2012 06:20 AM in reply to: mitchell3010

One method is to simply create a sketch on one of the surfaces with the profile of the material you wish to remove.

extrude.JPG

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mpatchus
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Re: How to angle either end of a piece of material after it is extruded

12-14-2012 06:22 AM in reply to: mehatfie

LOL  Great minds think alike!   Hahaha

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sbixler
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Re: How to angle either end of a piece of material after it is extruded

12-16-2012 01:49 PM in reply to: mitchell3010

Or, if it is an extruded profile as you described, the Draft tool will do what you want.

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mitchell3010
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Re: How to angle either end of a piece of material after it is extruded

12-17-2012 12:31 AM in reply to: mitchell3010

I can't seem to do that with my drawing..(I'm sure its just me being useless) I have attached a sample piece of material similar to what I am trying to do so maybe it might help you understand what I'm dealing with.

Basically I am just trying to repeat the angle on the other side of the attached drawing. (I didnt draw that one so I dont know how it was done.)

Thanks!

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mpatchus
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Re: How to angle either end of a piece of material after it is extruded

12-17-2012 03:51 AM in reply to: mitchell3010

If you simply want to add the same thing to the other end of the piece, use the mirror command and mirror the feature using a midplane.

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Re: How to angle either end of a piece of material after it is extruded

12-17-2012 04:39 AM in reply to: mitchell3010

mitchell3010 wrote:

I can't seem to do that with my drawing..(I'm sure its just me being useless) Thanks!


See the list of Tutorials in this thread http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Autodesk-Inventor/coincidence-point-in-3D-sketch/td-p/3737757  spend a couple of days going through these and then it all all be much easier to figure out.

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