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How to properly located a part that was inserted into a part

Question asked by Michael Gera on Jun 12, 2016
Latest reply on Jun 19, 2016 by Michael Gera

I am in the process of modeling a multi-component sheet metal frame.  I am using what I call the "common base block" method where I start with a solid block that has the overall dimensions of the assembled frame, then every frame member gets that base block inserted into it as the first feature and everything that is not that frame member is cut away (not sure what the proper term for this type of modeling is, would love to know).

 

Anyway, every once in a while the base block part somehow gets inserted improperly (obviously, its origin should coincide with the individual frame member origin).  How do I properly locate the base block once it's been inserted?  However this is done seems to be hidden rather well, at least from my eyes!

 

Thanks for any help.

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