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Defining rectangle corners with vertices or construction points

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paulGJCBP
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Defining rectangle corners with vertices or construction points

I want to create a cabinet with panels in a groove. I am trying to create a rectangle to extrude into a panel to fit into an existing groove.  I want to use the corners of the groove cross section as two point defining the rectangle sketch.  The plan was to extrude that rectangle down the length of the groove.  I define the plane of the rectangle at the end of the groove cross section but instead of snapping to the vertices of the rectangular grove, the cursor remains free floating. I even tried creating construction points at the vertices, but they are not accessible when drawing in the sketch mode.

 

I could probably use the measurements of the grooves and the separation between the two grooved boards, but the idea is to use the existing components as reference points so I don't have to recalculate every thing.

 

Thanks!

 

I don't know if the attached project file will show the issue.

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davebYYPCU
in reply to: paulGJCBP

Try Sketch > Project tools.

You need to bring existing external geometry, into the current sketch - to be able to snap to these projected articles.  Sometimes they are purple, sometimes invisible.

 

Try Thin Extrude after stream lining the amount of sketching.

 

Might help….

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paulGJCBP
in reply to: davebYYPCU

Thanks. Hope I don't appear too dense by I don't see the sketch>project tools menu item.

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g-andresen
in reply to: paulGJCBP

Hi,


@paulGJCBP wrote:

Thanks. Hope I don't appear too dense by I don't see the sketch>project tools menu item.


active sketch mode > CREATE > PROJECT > project or shortcut P

 

günther

Message 5 of 7
paulGJCBP
in reply to: g-andresen

Yes, I see that now.  

1) Even though I now can see the projected vertices of the groove cross section, the rectangle tool does not snap to them - ignores them.

2) The top of the panel mates with the top grooved board and the bottom of the panel mates with the separate bottom grooved board.  I need to snap to the vertices of grooves of these two separated boards.  There is no common surface and doesn't project to a construction plane that includes the top and bottom.

 

See attached image

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jhackney1972
in reply to: paulGJCBP

See of this video helps.  Model is attached.


"If you find my answer solved your question, please select the Accept Solution icon"

John Hackney
Retired

Beyond the Drafting Board


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jhackney1972
in reply to: paulGJCBP

Did my video answer your questions?  If not, let me know, If so, please select Accept Solution on my post.


"If you find my answer solved your question, please select the Accept Solution icon"

John Hackney
Retired

Beyond the Drafting Board


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