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Using a surface to cut, while in assembly?

Question asked by John Withers on Oct 22, 2011
Latest reply on Oct 23, 2011 by Scott McFadden

Hi All,

 

I was wondering if someone can come up with a creative way for me to achieve this:

 

I am working on a part, that has three components perfectly lined up in an assembly.  So far so good...

 

Now, I want to add another part, and I do, but this part, in order to align and "fit" perfectly it needs to have it's bottom cut with a surface, but this surface belongs to another part in the assembly.  In other words, I want to use the assembly to "drive" this one part, and use the surface of a component in the assembly to make a cut...

 

Is this even feasible?  Is there a creative way to do this in Solidworks? (I am at version 2011).

 

Any suggestions, i would greatly appreciate....

 

Thank you in advance....

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