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wiggi
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Message 1 of 31 (528 Views)

Putting a hole into a curved surface

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03-09-2014 02:48 PM

Hi

I am new to inventor and I am trying to create one of my first components having had no lessons. I have managed to create the component for a camera stableiser for my A-Level project. I need to put a hole through the flat section on the curve in the middle about 20mm from the end on the bottom that goes all the way through the material for a bolt. I have watched lots of videos and webpages and have not worked out what i need to do. I have attached the file any help would be greatly appreciated.

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mdavis22569
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Re: Putting a hole into a curved surface

03-09-2014 04:09 PM in reply to: wiggi

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like this?

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LT.Rusty
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Re: Putting a hole into a curved surface

03-09-2014 05:31 PM in reply to: wiggi

First off, you're doing WAY too much work here.

 

While I understand that you're trying to do this entirely self-taught - and I really do understand this, as that's how I got started with Inventor as well - there's no crime in getting some basic tutorials.  Look for posts on here by JD Mather.  Go through the tutorials in his sig line.  They will REALLY help you out a lot with your basic modeling techniques.  I very much recommend doing this, and then going step by step through every single one of them.  (Granted, they're from an older version of Inventor, so things will look a little different, but the tools will still work pretty much the same way.)  

 

Second, you've got tons of extra sketches that are not obviously being used for anything.  Now I'm the first one to admit that I'm completely OCD when it comes to having clean geometry and no extra stuff laying around, but there is definitely a benefit - performance-wise - to minimizing the amount of extra sketches.

 

As far as where you want the actual hole ... can you put a scribble of some sort on the location where you want it?  I'm not quite positive where you're trying to make it ...


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Re: Putting a hole into a curved surface

03-10-2014 04:56 AM in reply to: mdavis22569

wiggi,

 

How motivated are you to learn to do this correctly?

(I ask, because many students come here asking for help and the disappear in 2 or 3 days.)

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wiggi
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Message 5 of 31 (443 Views)

Re: Putting a hole into a curved surface

03-10-2014 10:27 AM in reply to: mdavis22569
Thank you for your time this is very helpful but can i ask how you put the holes into the shape for future preference and I would also like to move the bottom hole closer to the bottom end if it is possible.
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wiggi
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Message 6 of 31 (441 Views)

Re: Putting a hole into a curved surface

03-10-2014 10:32 AM in reply to: JDMather
Hi i would say i am very motivated this is not my only priority at the moment as i have lots of work in other subject areas for my final exams. I am going on to do product design at university and would like to be capable of using CAD to a high standard and i also enjoy using it. The only problem is none of my teachers use it.
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Re: Putting a hole into a curved surface

03-10-2014 10:32 AM in reply to: wiggi
Download the part I uploaded ...if you click on the extrusion in the browser you'll be able to see what I did
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Re: Putting a hole into a curved surface

03-10-2014 10:33 AM in reply to: mdavis22569
Is this what you wanted ... ALso there are some other issues that can be resolved on this to make it a lot easier as you learn ...
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wiggi
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Message 9 of 31 (431 Views)

Re: Putting a hole into a curved surface

03-10-2014 10:41 AM in reply to: LT.Rusty
okay thanks for the reply i will have a look at the tutorial as i will do anything i can to learn more. If you open the link and go to the left view and select the inside surface of the curve you can edit sketch, rotate the screen to the front and there is already a line going through. This is the best i can do in terms of a scribble.
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wiggi
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Message 10 of 31 (425 Views)

Re: Putting a hole into a curved surface

03-10-2014 10:57 AM in reply to: mdavis22569
This is helpful michael although i did just want one hole in the bottom and maybe closer to the bottom end. Also would it be possible to have the hole pointing towards the centre of the arc at an angle
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