hi guys I am trying to subtract the the part from a block to make a fixture out of the block based on the outer shape of the part itself. Any ideas on how to go abt doing it
You can use cavity for this, but if you don't require all of the voids and pockets in your part for the block, I suggest you create a surface of the faces you do need and then add surfaces to fill in the voids.
Then use this surface to cut your block.
In your block part file, insert your blue part and locate it within your block.
Hide the block for now.
Using offset surface (with zero offset, you can increase this if you wish added clearance), select all of the surfaces you require:
Hide your part.
Like the top surface, don't pick it since it has many voids. It's less effort to add a planar surface instead.
Create a sketch plane on the top of your surface:
Convert entities on the top edge and use this sketch for planar surface:
Repeat this process to fill in any other voids until your surface is a complete volume.
Unhide (show) your block (keep the original part hidden).
Select cut with surface and select the surface you just created.
If the cut is going the wrong way, toggle the direction.
Hide your surface and split your block into two halves.
There are a few ways of creating fixtures from parts. You can boss-extrude with up to body condition, combine-subtract, intersect as some examples.
Perhaps an image or upload of the part would help so we can see the best way for your part?
This is the image of the part i would like to hold in the fixture. I would have sent you the part file but for some reason i cant find the attachment feature in my reply section.
Bijoy Chandy wrote: but for some reason i cant find the attachment feature in my reply section.
Bijoy Chandy wrote:
but for some reason i cant find the attachment feature in my reply section.
How can I attach a file to a forum post?
Besides what Kyle has mentioned, you can use indent as well. Indent can be done with clearance if needed.
Thanks @deepakgupta. I have attached the file along
..ditto on what Kevin suggest,... do a Insert Part and offset the surfaces you need for your fixture!
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