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best way to make extruded cut (thru plate thickness) on pipe to plate intersection

Question asked by Dave Krum on Aug 5, 2014
Latest reply on Aug 5, 2014 by Dave Krum

Good Morning All,

To make a cut on a plate (thru the thickness) that follows a pipe going thru it on a skew, is there a better way of achieving the cut than to use the "intersection curve" option on each side of the plate then use "lofted cut" to achieve?  I have a simple pipe going thru plate on an angle.  I started a new sketch on each side of the plate and used "convert entities" then "intersection curve" and picked the pipe curve to generate the plate curve on both sides.  Then I used "lofted cut" and connected both sketches to make the curve thru the plate.  See attached screenshots.  Just looking to see if there is a more desirable way to do this.  Thanks!

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