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enfiel3d
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎01-22-2006
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iFeature placement problem

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07-17-2010 01:26 AM

Greetings!
I started to explore iFeatures not long ago, and now I encountered something I can't explain or find the way around.
I defined my iFeature (a relief groove for the thread) to rest upon two circular edge projections.
But when I try to place this iFeature on the part, I cannot pick the edges to serve as reference lines for my purpose, because Inventor simply does not allow that. I can olny pick faces, which give me completely wrong reference lines. What the matter? I can can pick only the edge when I'm not placing iFeature, but in iFeature mode it is prohibited? Am I doing something wrong?
Please advice!

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Dennis_Jeffrey
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Registered: ‎12-15-2003
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Re: iFeature placement problem

07-17-2010 04:29 AM in reply to: enfiel3d

Can you post your Inventor version and the original part the iFeature was based upon?

Please mark this response as "Accept as Solution" if it answers your question.
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enfiel3d
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Registered: ‎01-22-2006
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Re: iFeature placement problem

07-17-2010 04:58 AM in reply to: Dennis_Jeffrey

Hello Dennis! 

 

Thanks for the offer of help, but I have developed a workaround solution.

I will spend some time thoroughly testing it, but it seems to be working great.

I can consider posting the details online when I am 100% sure it is worthy.

 

Cheers!

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