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Need help moving parts (Woodworking Project)

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zbolich
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Need help moving parts (Woodworking Project)

I am a wood technology instructor in a high school. I am working on making a decorative box with my younger students and we are running into issues trying to add motion to the lid. If you look at the images Ive attached, you will see the construction of the box. I need to make all the components separate so students new to woodworking understand the joinery and construction methods needed to make the box. I understand that if I group all the parts for the top of the box (top panel, front, back, and two sides) as one, and ground the bottom of the hinge, it will allow me to add the motion to simulate the box opening and closing. But doing it that way makes the top one solid object, not providing the students the visual of the jointry. So it's not useful for them. 

 

My question is, How can I add motion to the lid of the box, to simulate the box opening and closing with the hinges, and keep all the parts as individual components so you can see all the mitered joints?  Not having the top look like a solid object. 

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

 

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Message 2 of 10
TrippyLighting
in reply to: zbolich

You'd assemble the box using joints. The 2 parts that make up the hinge would be joined using a revolute joint.

 

If you can share the .f3d mode (export and attach the file to a post) I can demonstrate this in a screencast.

Peter Doering
Message 3 of 10
zbolich
in reply to: TrippyLighting

Here is the file. I appreciate your help. 

 

Thank you 

Message 4 of 10
jhackney1972
in reply to: zbolich

You should turn on Capture Design History to be more efficient and get better results.  Also, you need to learn how to use assembly Joints.  The returned model is not complete but I have done what you asked.  The top lid will open and close 90 degrees.  Model is attached.

 


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Message 5 of 10
zbolich
in reply to: jhackney1972

Thank you. Where would I view the screen cast? 

Message 6 of 10
jhackney1950
in reply to: zbolich

I did not make one, I answered the question you posted and providing a video of the process was not requested.  You should be able to view the process I used from the timeline.

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jhackney1972
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If you absolutely cannot figure out what I did in your model from the timeline, let me know and I will create a video of my process.

 

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Message 8 of 10
zbolich
in reply to: jhackney1972

Hello, 

 

I cant make out how you did it from the timeline. I also can't tell if you used a working joint or just a joint. I'm sorry to be a hassle, I want to have a clear picture so I can use this in the future. There are so many videos out there that have given me the wrong information. 

 

I appriciate your help. 

 

Message 9 of 10
jhackney1972
in reply to: zbolich

In the video I go through the creation of Joints and the animation of the lid.  I am only using points on the lid and base to add the Joints but you of course, need to add screw holes.

 

Please do not forget to select the "Accept Solution"  icon on my post if this solves your issue.


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Message 10 of 10
zbolich
in reply to: jhackney1972

You're the man!
Thank you so much, that was extremely helpful! My students and I very much
appreciate how clearly you explained it.

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