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AlexF1980
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Punch Tool creation help

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10-18-2011 08:52 AM

Hi all,

 

A colleague & I have been trying and failing all day to create a punch tool from scratch.

 

I did however manage to modify the geometry of the Dimple & Hole example here:

 

http://www.cbliss.com/inventor/iFeatures/index.htm

 

Can anyone point me in the direction of step-by-step instructions for how to a) build the iFeature correctly and b) how to then extract it so that the orientation is not FUBAR when you insert it using the punch tool.

 

Attached are the dimensions I need.

 

This shape when revolved about the centreline should produce a 'dimple' effect in the sheet metal part.

 

Thanks,

 

Alex.

 

 

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mcgyvr
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Re: Punch Tool creation help

10-18-2011 09:38 AM in reply to: AlexF1980

http://www.widom-assoc.com/html/ifeatures_-_punches.html

http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/item?siteID=123112&id=11767919

http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/item?siteID=123112&id=11768082

http://au.autodesk.com/?nd=tech_talk_detail&article_id=10&jid=9835

 

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AlexF1980
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Re: Punch Tool creation help

10-19-2011 04:21 AM in reply to: mcgyvr

Thanks for the links mcgyvr; the first one is exactly what we needed. :smileyhappy:

 

Speaking of which, do you have any idea why if I use as my centre point the point circled in the attached image; that the resultant iFeature doesn't align as you would expect?

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Re: Punch Tool creation help

10-19-2011 07:06 AM in reply to: AlexF1980

Can you attach the punch file and the part you pictured here?

Make sure when creating the Punch tool that you delect any autoprojected origin centerpoints from the sketches.

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