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looking for methods for quick 2d joinery

Hi there,

 

I'm using Solid Edge to build my flat-packed items that we cut on a CNC router or a laser cutter. The only issue I'm having is joinery. It takes a *really* long time to draw in the joinery in each part. It's to the point where it can take 20 minutes to draw the part, and an additional 4-5 hours to create the joinery. Has anyone here had any luck speeding up this process?

 

Is Solid Edge not the right tool for this job?

 

Thanks

Luke

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Re: looking for methods for quick 2d joinery

Hi Luke,

 

Look under help, for the topic "Feature Library"....seems this should do what you're looking for.

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

Re: looking for methods for quick 2d joinery

Hi Sean,

I can't seem to find the feature library tab. The help section mentioned
it, but when I go to View > Show > Panes, no feature library tab comes up.
Any thoughts?

Thanks

Re: looking for methods for quick 2d joinery

Luke,

 

If it doesn't appear as it's own tab, then you may have inadvertantly removed it.....you can turn it back on, on another tab there is drop-down that should have it listed, selecting it should reinstate the tab.

 

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

Re: looking for methods for quick 2d joinery

I found it, I was trying to access it from an assembly.

So I get the idea behind the feature library, but I'm having a horrible
time getting it to do anything faster than I already can.

I need to "paste" these extrusions on an "edge face" so that they are
symmetrical. (The center extrusion's center is coincident with the center
of the edge face)

Re: looking for methods for quick 2d joinery

Can you show a pic of what you are trying to do?


Thanks,
Ken

Production: ST9 MP7
Testing: ST10

Re: looking for methods for quick 2d joinery

Hi, sorry, I thought I did post a pic. Here we go:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/23865811/box%20-%20spine.jpg

Re: looking for methods for quick 2d joinery

I guess I'm still not understanding what you are trying to do.  Not seeing anything that should take several hors to do, so I guess I'm missing the big picture.  When you say "joinery", I have no idea what you mean by that, and I'm assuming whatever you are making has to be shipped flat and assembled by the customer???


Thanks,
Ken

Production: ST9 MP7
Testing: ST10

Re: looking for methods for quick 2d joinery

Here's a quick video. Thanks Smiley Happy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_gvInhc-do

Re: looking for methods for quick 2d joinery

In general, I'm guessing your not taking advantage of the relationships between sketch elements. If you take advantage of setting line segments = to each other, and learn to copy and past sketches you could get that done quickly.