aligment of parts on centerlines and arrays

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I am again trying to figure out how to align parts, and also how to create an array
of holes about a centerpoint, I know someone answered the first part a while ago
but I have been away from this for a month or more and now find myself totaly lost
again.
The attached drawing is what I am trying to accomplish, the round part is an existing
part with two holes for a pin spanner, I have the spacing all right but how do I
align them horizontaly and verticaly to the outer diameter or centerline? The square
will have a hole to accept the round part and needs to have four holes arrayed to
mount a stepper motor so everyting is concentric.
Thanks,
Kristin
2 REPLIES

Re: aligment of parts on centerlines and arrays

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Kristin,
You need to turn on Tools-Maintain Relationships and Tools-Relationship
Handles. Because you're drawing on the drawing sheet you will probably also
need to to show the Relationships toolbar via View-Toolbars-Relationships.
With these settings you can apply horizontal/vertical constraints to
maintain your relationships. You can also make your holes equal so one dim
controls then all. Once you constrain your geometry you can deactivate
Tools-Relationship handles. See attached image.
You can also use geometry to maintain design relationships and put this
geometry on a hidden layer.
You should investigate drawing on the 2D model sheet.
David
"Kristin" wrote in message
news:4839d98a$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>
> I am again trying to figure out how to align parts, and also how to create
> an array
> of holes about a centerpoint, I know someone answered the first part a
> while ago
> but I have been away from this for a month or more and now find myself
> totaly lost
> again.
>
> The attached drawing is what I am trying to accomplish, the round part is
> an existing
> part with two holes for a pin spanner, I have the spacing all right but
> how do I
> align them horizontaly and verticaly to the outer diameter or centerline?
> The square
> will have a hole to accept the round part and needs to have four holes
> arrayed to
> mount a stepper motor so everyting is concentric.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Kristin



Re: aligment of parts on centerlines and arrays

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David,
I went through the 2D tutorial, when I was finished it still kind of left me hanging
as to what to do next, so I set the relationships between parts of the drawing but
what is the next step, open a 2D sheet? Somehow also, after working more on the
original drawing and trying to print it to scale I managed to mess it up and now
the 2" squares are 4.5" for some unknown reason. Since I can only print 8.5x11 or
A2 sheets, do I need to make my drawings on that size sheet to keep scale, seems
the default is "D" size and when I print the drawing is microscopic and up in the
upper left corrner of the printout.
Kristin
"David Rieschick" wrote:
>Kristin,
>
>You need to turn on Tools-Maintain Relationships and Tools-Relationship
>Handles. Because you're drawing on the drawing sheet you will probably also
>
>need to to show the Relationships toolbar via View-Toolbars-Relationships.
>
>With these settings you can apply horizontal/vertical constraints to
>maintain your relationships. You can also make your holes equal so one dim
>
>controls then all. Once you constrain your geometry you can deactivate
>Tools-Relationship handles. See attached image.
>
>You can also use geometry to maintain design relationships and put this
>geometry on a hidden layer.
>
>You should investigate drawing on the 2D model sheet.
>
>David
>
>"Kristin" wrote in message
>news:4839d98a$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>
>> I am again trying to figure out how to align parts, and also how to create

>
>> an array
>> of holes about a centerpoint, I know someone answered the first part a
>> while ago
>> but I have been away from this for a month or more and now find myself
>> totaly lost
>> again.
>>
>> The attached drawing is what I am trying to accomplish, the round part is

>
>> an existing
>> part with two holes for a pin spanner, I have the spacing all right but

>
>> how do I
>> align them horizontaly and verticaly to the outer diameter or centerline?

>
>> The square
>> will have a hole to accept the round part and needs to have four holes
>> arrayed to
>> mount a stepper motor so everyting is concentric.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Kristin

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