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I had some free time today and decided to start playing around inside of SW 2011 MP5. I create a very simple part and I am attempting to cut a hole thru a portion of the solid.
The solid is a simple extruded rectangle that has outside blends and then a hollow applied to it to create a structural tube.
I now want to put a hole thru one side of the tube. The problem I’m having is that I cannot- for the life of me- get SW to allow me to locate the circle sketch from the edge or face of the exterior. I do NOT want to dimension off of the fillet. I’ve tried several different things and the only thing I could get to work was to place a plane on the planar face- which to me is redundant. I have even tried to convert the edge so that maybe I could use a point and even tried creating an intersection curve by selecting the two perpendicular faces..this really can’t be so!
Why can’t I locate a hole from a face or edge? My design intent is to locate the hole from the mounting face- not a fillet tangency edge! I would like an answer based on deisgn intent not on part history. I know that I can reorder to get the results I want but that requires that I know where all my holes are prior to my actual design process!