Custom frame profile misalignment

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Pioneer

Hey guys. Having an issue with the frame tool and a custom profile I made. I set the origin to the rebate in the profile corner, where it would sit over other parts as a trim piece of sorts. However, SE seems to insist on aligning it with an approx. 1/8" offset on both faces leaving a gap. I play with the settings and click the handle points but it seems to just offset it inboard in the same fashion. Compensating for this distance and offseting the origin in the part file does not fix this either. Any ideas? Frustrating, I will have to just make a part file and extrusions instead.

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Re: Custom frame profile misalignment

Pioneer
Pioneer

If I change the handle point it just offsets it inversely to a different dim, not corner to corner. Frustrating!

Re: Custom frame profile misalignment

Genius
Genius

hI @CADCAM16

 

Can you please upload the example as a ASM ( Pack&Go) ?

 

Regards,

 

Arek


Production: SE ST9 MP11
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Re: Custom frame profile misalignment

Honored Contributor
Honored Contributor

Hi @CADCAM16

 

 

 

I just tried to reproduce Your issue but here everything works fine.

 

Could it be, that You have forgotten to define theprofil base point within Your sketch/profile?

 

There is a function for defining these standard origin point

I have done so and automatically got this result:

 

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See the function within profile envirnonment:

 

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regards
Wolfgang

Re: Custom frame profile misalignment

Pioneer
Pioneer

See attached for the pack and go. I've only done the frame and a simple 2d sketch to start from basics with the misalignment. 

Re: Custom frame profile misalignment

Pioneer
Pioneer

Wow thanks that did the trick. It's amazing how many nuances and little details this program has! Many thanks!

Re: Custom frame profile misalignment

Pioneer
Pioneer

Bonus question, my frames now default to the blue color rather than normal gray. Why is that? I can see yours is red. Is this a 2d vs 3d sketch thing?

Re: Custom frame profile misalignment

Honored Contributor
Honored Contributor

Hi @CADCAM16

 

 

 

no the red color was given by me afterwards to indicate the farem parts better against the basic inside part

 

Part colors can be defined at any time in the assembly for every single item.

 



regards
Wolfgang

Re: Custom frame profile misalignment

Honored Contributor
Honored Contributor

Hi @CADCAM16

 

 

I just opened Your test part and have seen two issues.

 

First as mentioned already, there is no basic origin for that profile.

And next, I suppose YOu were coming from the Solid Works side or from Inventor.

 

I personally prefer to not define an extra sketch for simple extrusions.

I like it to have in integrated into the extrusion itself.

 

And for frame profiles Solid Edge only is takeing the first profile sketch it finds.

So there actually is no need for a protrusion execept to show the 3D profile better.

 

Try to only creat the protrusion and see it works too.

 

In Your profile SE seems to take the center point of the surrounding rectangle, which here will be the origin.

 

If You will work more with structure frames take a look to the training pages



regards
Wolfgang