if you use boolean from assembly to a hardware part this should happen for you automatically.
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Impressive. Many thanks.
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I just had a very long talk with a new cad guy I am training yesterday about a related subject. Our conclusion was that the desired results are impossible.
What I am looking for is a way to have the hole for an object to be inserted with the object. But here are the obsticles that I think prevent this from ever happening.
- the hole needs to be added to sheet metal in a way it shows up in the flat pattern. So assembly features can't be used.
- The item associated with the hole will live in the hole. So a process must include the sequence of creating the hole than adding the object
- The item is a simple in house created part.
The deal breaker is that the operation needs to effect two files. The hole is added to a sheet metal part, but the object to live in the hole needs to be another part in the assembly.
So no way to get that done. Does anybody know a work around to create a single step operation to add a hole and object in a single step. If there was a way to do this, then the required hole size for each object to be placed in holes could be saved with the object.
As a simple example, I want to place a coupling placed half way through a piece of sheet metal. The hole is oversized 1/16" from the hole.