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Re: Posting a project for comments

05-08-2012 07:15 AM in reply to: donovandigital

Extrude your Board sketch 10mm (away from you (-z)).

 

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Re: Posting a project for comments

05-08-2012 07:20 AM in reply to: JDMather

Start a new sketch on the XY plane (rather than the part face - always use origin planes when possible).

 

Sketch a rectangle as shown out in space.

Add circles at both ends from midpoint of horizontal lines out to endpoint.

 

Slots.png

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Re: Posting a project for comments

05-08-2012 07:27 AM in reply to: JDMather

Add vertical construction line.
Change horizontal lines to construction.

(there is an easier way to do this dragging arcs out from lines, but if you haven't been taught....)

 

Add a coincident constraint between the midpoint of the vertical centerline to the projected orgin center point.

 

Construction.png

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Re: Posting a project for comments

05-08-2012 07:29 AM in reply to: JDMather

Dimension the sketch as shown.

 

slot sketch.png 

 Trim the insides of the arcs.

Then Extrude-Cut through all.

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Re: Posting a project for comments

05-08-2012 07:38 AM in reply to: JDMather

Start the Rectangular Pattern tool and select the slot.

Select the hoizontal line for direction and set to MidPlane.

Set number of copies to 3.

Set distance to 42mm (be sure to change from Spacing to Distance.

 

It is almost always better to pattern features rather than to pattern sketches.

 

Pattern Feature.png

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Re: Posting a project for comments

05-08-2012 07:43 AM in reply to: JDMather

Start a new part file to create u-bolts.

 

Sketch a rectangle as shown below the projected origin.

Add a coincident constraint between the top horizontal line and the projected origin.

 

U-bolt.png

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Re: Posting a project for comments

05-08-2012 07:45 AM in reply to: JDMather

Add an arc to the top of the rectangle.

Add vertical line from center of arc to top.

Change the lines as shown to construction linetype.

 

u sketch.png

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Re: Posting a project for comments

05-08-2012 07:48 AM in reply to: JDMather

Start a new sketch on the YZ plane (don't create any workplanes that are not needed).

 

Project Geometry the endpoint of the vertical centerline from sketch1.

Sketch circle at this point diameter 7mm.

 

profile.png

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Re: Posting a project for comments

05-08-2012 07:50 AM in reply to: JDMather

Sweep the circle along the u path.

 

sweep.png

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Re: Posting a project for comments

05-08-2012 07:55 AM in reply to: JDMather

Add the thread features and then the chamers (always do the thread before chamfer to get the correct length).

 

Save the file as Long U-bolt.

Save As the file Short U-bolt.

The file Short U-bolt should now be the active file.

 

long u-bolt.png

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