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Contributor ian
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ian
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎03-30-2011
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simple frame generator project. best way to do this?

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06-26-2011 04:20 PM

i need to build about 8 versions of this simple box (see pic). base size, top size height... easy! 

i have been using simple extruded boxes for most of my work to create the "path" of the frame, but with the tops being smaller than the base i need a new trick. also i know i will make more and more versions and would like to make new sizes a quick and simple job.

 

thanks!

ian

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IgorMir
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Re: simple frame generator project. best way to do this?

06-26-2011 05:43 PM in reply to: ian

Hi Ian,

I personally would use iParts and iAssembly to do that job.

Regards,

Igor.

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Re: simple frame generator project. best way to do this?

06-26-2011 08:25 PM in reply to: ian

ok, but im wanting to use the F.G. more as our shop uses steel tube  & pipe about 99% of the time.

im messing around with this task and have now got a new question. how do i add to the exising ANSI tubes? i made a copy of the ANSI square shapes and then made a copy of the 2x2 3/13. i then edeted the 2x2 to be 1x1 and the wall to be .120. revised the corner rad and all looks good untill i use the tube... its showing up as 1x2....

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Re: simple frame generator project. best way to do this?

06-27-2011 12:54 AM in reply to: ian

I would use iCopy, but then that's just me :smileywink:

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ianmacleanllc
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Re: simple frame generator project. best way to do this?

10-26-2011 06:27 PM in reply to: ian

ok... so you all wanted to do it some other way. i get it.

does anyone have anaswer as to how to di it with the frame generator and quickly make changes?

height of box

size of base

size of top

 

thanks

-ian

 

 

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