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johnstda

Slot annotation

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by johnstda on ‎02-21-2014 05:07 PM

I use a lot of rounded mortises in creating woodwork items which are essentially slots cut into the wood. I'm not sure if there is a standard notation for slots but it would be good if there was a command similar to the Hole command which could automatically annotate slots (eg. Slot Width x Slot Diameter x Slot Depth maybe). Maybe even a Centre Mark command which could recognise the slots as a complete entity and automatically insert two perpendicular centrelines would definitely be handy.

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by Distinguished Contributor mikeh on ‎02-24-2014 02:52 AM

We use a lot of slots in sheet metal.  Our dimensions are to the center point of the slot as we punch our slots.  So we need overall height and width of the slot and the center point.  Depth isn't an issue to us a it's always through. 

 

Would be big for us.

 

Thanks!

by JHUNT107 on ‎03-10-2014 08:05 AM

This is a great idea, however Autodesk needs to create a "Slot Feature" before they can have Automatic Slot annotation. A Slot sketch command has been implemented in 2014 but that doesn't give you the full details you need.

 

Give Kudos to this first. http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Inventor-IdeaStation/Slot-Creation-in-modeling-mode/idi-p/4601899

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