School time for me. I cannot get this one figured out or be able to bridge the gaps. I need someone that knows the program really well becuase I think that this is part programming and part engineering.
Here is what I want to do.
We have several parts that are setup as a feature and stored into a feature libraryor folder on our network tree.
I have alot of cutout sketches that I can copy from and paste into another sketch on a sheetmetal to make a cutout or create a cutout by iteself. That's the easy part.
Some of the items are "programmed" to automatically preform the cutout, but just need the correct plane to preform the cutout. Thats where I need to make the item go from sketch to cutout.
The link to the video will help explain what I want to do.
I know that both methods are correct, but I want to further develope my skills, plus it looks cooler and less clicking around.
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OK, I must confess, that probably I have not understand You yet completely, but the first I can recomment is, to try it as sync.
One big advantage with Sync is, that You can use siple sketch profiles in the same way as features for the feature library.
What my question to You is, what is the reason for using sketches rather than features?
If I understand you correctly, what you need to do is create your cutout by copy/paste of the profile as normally you would. Then make your cutout. When you are done, click on that feature in the design tree. Then on the left under "Feature Library" there is a green + sign. Click it and save your cutout to the feature library.
OMG! You have it figured out!
I followed it and it worked like a charm.
I have asked several people here and they told me that someone else had done it for them.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Ya, there is several items that I have used that are in the feature library. I just could not figure out how to create those items in the feature library. It makes it easier for another user to drag, drop and place only the dims needed to contrain the cutout rather than try to construct the cutout from scratch.
One thing to keep in mind is that features are history and sync specific so you either have to save two versions of each feature or I suppose if you're in sync you can switch to ordered, put in the history mode feature, and then move it to sync. And if you never use the other mode this is not an issue.