ST5 Sheet Metal: Dimensions for extruded cut cannot be locked?

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Screencast: http://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cIjFlgVgWV

 

Hi everyone,

 

I have a part here in sheet metal, and I wanted to add a cut feature.

 

When I go to move the feature around with a smart dimension after the cut, it adjusts the dimensions of the cut instead of the location. I've tried locking the smart dimensions for the cut sketch before making the cut, and I've tried locking them afterwards, but neither work.

 

Any wisdom?

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Hi Luke,   I think, in this case, you are thinking too mu...

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

Hi Luke,

 

I think, in this case, you are thinking too much along the lines of how an "Ordered" workflow would be expected to develop...but you're in a synchronous design.....try just putting the basics down first off, then add the control via dimensions, as required, afterwards.

 

 

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EDIT: [added hole patterning video]

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Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Limited
Solid Edge ST10 [MP0] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10

Re: Hi Luke,   I think, in this case, you are thinking too mu...

Builder
Builder
Thanks Sean. It definitely seems to be yet another case of "trying to do it like SolidWorks." Your workflow is much better and faster and seems far more "SolidEdgey." I started laughing as I watched you work, because of the total simplicity of it all.

Thanks
Luke

Re: Hi Luke,   I think, in this case, you are thinking too mu...

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor
Most welcome Luke, glad it helped.....trying to make things "simple" is what it is all about, right? :-)
Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Limited
Solid Edge ST10 [MP0] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10

Re: Hi Luke,   I think, in this case, you are thinking too mu...

Builder
Builder
Hey Sean, I was wondering if I could bug you again for some help.

What's your favorite way to do bolt patterns in Sheet Metal?

Re: Hi Luke,   I think, in this case, you are thinking too mu...

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor
Added another video above mate.....
Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Limited
Solid Edge ST10 [MP0] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10