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SYNC "NORMAL TO CURVE"

Excuse what may be a simple question here..  But what the quickest way in SYNC (st8) to place a "normal cut" that "normal to a curve" ?  I have many simple flat sheet metal parts that need partial cutouts from intersecting tubes. All the tubes have a .001 slit running it's full length that i use to orient the cut.  Right now i draw the entire tab in sync, switch to ordered to place the cuts, move them to sync then switch back to sync.  

 

 

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Re: SYNC "NORMAL TO CURVE"

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Craig,

 

Place the Tube in the Assembly with all the Tabs. The use the Bolean "Subtract command" to use the Tabs as cutting tools.

 

Obviously you can CUT the Tabs using the Tube as well. This is one of my favorite commands.

 

Watch here: http://screencast.com/t/zeTy0LDNE

 

Bob

Re: SYNC "NORMAL TO CURVE"

Bob, the subtract leaves a non "normal to surface cut. (I'm also cutting the parts not the tube, but same process) Parts will be lasered and need all cuts normal to surface.

 

Here's a few photos shoing the small fixture and the tube assembly that its for .

"A computer makes as many mistakes in two seconds as 20 men working will in 20 years"

Re: SYNC "NORMAL TO CURVE"

Why can't we have a "subtract" that has an option to leave edges "normal to cut" ??
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Re: SYNC "NORMAL TO CURVE"

Hi Craig

If I have understood the problem correctly:

In sync, remove material as Bob suggested with boolean, then use Project to Sketch and select the two edges, trim the two innermost sketches, delete the cut out, then recut.

Not sure it is any diffent to what you are alreay doing in ordered though.

See vid.

Roger

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Re: SYNC "NORMAL TO CURVE"

Hi,

 

There are some ways for this, but it depends on end of the tube.

 

Here is a video about steps:

 

BR,

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Accepted by topic author Craig_H
‎11-17-2015 02:29 PM

Re: SYNC "NORMAL TO CURVE"

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ok, after some stumbling around..

1- crete new place "normal to surve" for me I'm selecting the slit in the tube.

2-draw circle same as tube diameter and concetrically locate it to tube od

3-create cutout..

 

Not sure why i couldn't realize i needed to create a plane normal to curve..Lol

 

 

 

 

 

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