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Need Help Creating Punch Tool

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02-22-2013 11:58 AM

Please help!!!

 

I'm new to Inventor and am trying to create a sheet metal punch tool, however, I must have something incorrect because the extract iFeature does not seem to be working.

 

I've attached a copy of the file I'm currently working on.

 

Thanks!

Do not constrain Sketch 2 to the origin, this is one time when you don't fully constrain a sketch.

After removing the Coincident Constraint from Sketch2 you should be able to drag the sketch without breaking Sketch3.

Sketch3 needs some work (one thing I noticed is odd sized fillets and the sketch is not robust (fails after moving Sketch2).

Sketch3 should only reference Sketch2 (and I wouldn't use an geometry projected from solid, only projected from Sketch2).

 

I would give meaningful names to Sketch2 and 3.

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Re: Need Help Creating Punch Tool

02-22-2013 01:13 PM in reply to: IlliniDawn

Do not constrain Sketch 2 to the origin, this is one time when you don't fully constrain a sketch.

After removing the Coincident Constraint from Sketch2 you should be able to drag the sketch without breaking Sketch3.

Sketch3 needs some work (one thing I noticed is odd sized fillets and the sketch is not robust (fails after moving Sketch2).

Sketch3 should only reference Sketch2 (and I wouldn't use an geometry projected from solid, only projected from Sketch2).

 

I would give meaningful names to Sketch2 and 3.

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Re: Need Help Creating Punch Tool

02-25-2013 06:01 AM in reply to: JDMather

JDMather.  Thank you so much for your help.  I'm used to working in Solidworks, and Inventor is taking a little for me to get used to!

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Re: Need Help Creating Punch Tool

02-25-2013 06:18 AM in reply to: IlliniDawn

Post back if you still can't figure it out.

In Inventor you model the punch feature while in SWx you model the punch tool.

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Re: Need Help Creating Punch Tool

02-25-2013 06:58 AM in reply to: JDMather

With your suggestions I was able to figure it out. 

 

I just have to get used to thinking about things in a slightly different way. 

 

Thanks again for your help.  I don't know if I would have figured it out without you!!

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Re: Need Help Creating Punch Tool

02-25-2013 07:11 AM in reply to: IlliniDawn

Another tip, because you don't constrain to the origin like you normally do - I sometimes add a Fixed constraint to make sure that I have everything properly defined so that the punch tool will update properly as placed or changed size and then delete the Fixed constraint before saving the punch feature.

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