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How can I have an extrusion be confined by another feature?

Question asked by Axel Dahmen on Dec 14, 2019
Latest reply on Dec 15, 2019 by Marshall Wilson

Probably this is a stupid Newbie question, but for me it's quite delicate ...


The tutorial book I'm using to learn SolidWorks has been trying to demonstrate how to confine an extrusion by another set of features. But unfortunately, in the final parts of that chapter, the book is missing the most important information: How do I confine one feature by another?


Would someone please try to explain what is missing in the following project?


First, the author created a "rib" extrusion, spreading to both sides of the object:


He wanted to demonstrate how to round the upper edges of the ribs when these aren't equally long. The final result should look something like this:


So, he created a hull, supposed to confine the ribs' dimensions:


But, unfortunately, that's the end of the story then ...


How can I now have the "Verstärkungsrippen" feature be confined by the "Spiegeln Oberflächen" feature?


In order to create the images for this question I hid the "Verbindung Rippen" feature and the "Spiegeln Oberflächen" feature, but I don't believe that this is the answer to my question. Hidden objects still exist, don't they?



Your answers are very much appreciated.