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Ross33
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iFeatures - Producing a slot

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07-23-2012 06:00 PM

Hi,

 

I am trying to produce an iFeature that can be used as a punch/slot within a sheet metal component.

 

I have had minor success creating basic dimples before (simple revolved features), but this time I require a more detailed feature. I haven't been able to produce this part (see attached) as an iFeature. I believe it is because I have used a loft.

 

What alternatives are there?   (I feel if I could get a good grasp on the limits of iFeatrues that I could really make my modelling more efficient and versatile).

 

Thanks in advance.

I think that geometry can be modeled without Loft, Split, Delete Face or Thicken commands.

Workplane3 is a child of the YZ plane which is going to give you trouble in creating Punch tools.

 

Your first sketch (for the Punch) should have a sketch center point (and I would name it).


I think there is already a Punch tool (old style, so would need a bit of editing) similar to this at www.cbliss.com

 

Oh, and one more thing - the first sketch would probably not be fully constrained - I might initially fully constrain to make sure that I didn't forget anything to control, but then remove (probably a Fixed) a constraint.

I would avoid horizontal and vertical constraints.

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JDMather
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Re: iFeatures - Producing a slot

07-24-2012 11:50 AM in reply to: Ross33

I think that geometry can be modeled without Loft, Split, Delete Face or Thicken commands.

Workplane3 is a child of the YZ plane which is going to give you trouble in creating Punch tools.

 

Your first sketch (for the Punch) should have a sketch center point (and I would name it).


I think there is already a Punch tool (old style, so would need a bit of editing) similar to this at www.cbliss.com

 

Oh, and one more thing - the first sketch would probably not be fully constrained - I might initially fully constrain to make sure that I didn't forget anything to control, but then remove (probably a Fixed) a constraint.

I would avoid horizontal and vertical constraints.

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Re: iFeatures - Producing a slot

07-24-2012 03:54 PM in reply to: JDMather

Thanks for the help!

 

I'll give it a go using your advice and see how it progresses.

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