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guinness
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Join two parts to make new part

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11-01-2002 04:10 AM
Is this possible? We do alot of retrofits where we know the geometry of an old piece of equipment and we need to mate it to a new piece of equipment. I have made files in Auto cad that conatin the first few inches of old and new equipment and as we get orders I open the files and basically connect the dots. For this to work in inventor, I will need to place two assemblies in another assembly file and join certain parts to make new unique parts. Our reseller was stumped on this one. Is there a way to do this?
*Keller, Kent
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Re: Join two parts to make new part

11-01-2002 04:18 AM in reply to: guinness
Look into deriving the existing part into a new one.

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Kent
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"guinness" wrote in message news:f11ef36.-1@WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Is this possible? We do alot of retrofits where we know the geometry of an old piece of
equipment and we need to mate it to a new piece of equipment. I have made files in Auto
cad that conatin the first few inches of old and new equipment and as we get orders I open
the files and basically connect the dots. For this to work in inventor, I will need to
place two assemblies in another assembly file and join certain parts to make new unique
parts. Our reseller was stumped on this one. Is there a way to do this?
*Purge
Message 3 of 4 (3,487 Views)

Re: Join two parts to make new part

11-01-2002 04:22 AM in reply to: guinness
look into derive parts. Wow your reseller was
stumped????


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Is
this possible? We do alot of retrofits where we know the geometry of an old
piece of equipment and we need to mate it to a new piece of equipment. I have
made files in Auto cad that conatin the first few inches of old and new
equipment and as we get orders I open the files and basically connect the
dots. For this to work in inventor, I will need to place two assemblies in
another assembly file and join certain parts to make new unique parts. Our
reseller was stumped on this one. Is there a way to do
this?
*Autodesk\
Message 4 of 4 (3,487 Views)

Re: Join two parts to make new part

11-01-2002 02:59 PM in reply to: guinness
As everyone has said: derived parts are the
solution. Specifically, you will probably want to work with copies of your
original parts/assemblies - then take the two assemblies, place and
position them as needed into a new/empty assembly. The demote the two parts
into a new (in-place) subassembly.

 

Then open a new, empty part - exit sketch - select
the derive part command, then select the (previously saved) in-place subassembly
you created above.

 

This operation will merge the two parts into a
single part - to which you can subsequently add additional
features.

 

G
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