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Projecting part cut in assembly

Question asked by David Ambry on May 17, 2016
Latest reply on May 18, 2016 by David Ambry

Hi All,

 

apologies in advance if I've violated any common protocol in asking a question without an introduction, but couldn't find a common intro thread.

So, g'day All and...

 

What I have is a panel plate and a PCB that is normal / perpendicular to it. The PCB has connectors on it that need to be accessed by holes in the panel plate.

Ok for round holes, but things like IEC and HDMI sockets are where I'm having trouble.

Take the HDMI connector - it is stood back from the plate by a small clearance. I want to project its outline as a cutout through the panel, but danged if I can figure out how. Surely SW has a nifty way of doing this?

As for the IEC socket, if I use the Indent tool to make a panel cutout, I can only achieve a zero clearance cutout as it makes an indent for the mounting face as well as the through-cut.

 

Of course, having the hole feature locked to the generating part would be an obvious bonus so that changes to the PCB connector positions are realised in the panel.

 

Any and all advice appreciated,

 

Cheers,

Dave.

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