What would be the simplest way to remove or trim this? I already removed it but I am pretty sure that there is a better and simpler way to do it.
What I removed was the whole solid inside the hange
I don't think there are many things in SW simpler than a cut extrude through all. I'll let you be the judge of which way is best for you, but here's another method to consider. You can do a Split feature, and use the outside faces of the hinge body as the Trim Tools, click "Cut Part", then select the part of the bar on the inside and check the box for Consume Cut Bodies. This should do it.
I would try drawing a sketch on the outside left side of the hanger that goes around the solid part you want to get rid of. Then extruded cut that up to the surface of the outside right side of the hanger. If surface isn't an option you can add the distance. You should be able to select just the solid part you want to cut so it doesn't cut the hanger too. There's probably a better way someone can advise but I'd start there.
If you're on a recent version, try the "Intersect" tool
If it's a part you use regularly in this fashion, you might want to look at making it a "Smart Component", which would let it automagically cut its own hole on insertion into your assembly.
I am assuming the flat plate and the hinge piece are two different parts in an assembly. One easy method is to edit the plate in context of the assembly, then do a Cavity feature, and choose the hinge as the design component. You can then select which bodies to keep (the bar on either side) and you are done.
This is just one part model with different features (No assembly), I am using SolidWorks 2014, I did something pretty similar to what suggested, but it was a extrude cut from the bottom (Orange surface) trough all, it seems pretty straight forward, but I am positive that it should be a better/easier/simpler way.
Remember that I already did this, I am not trying to figure out how to do it, I am trying to figure out better/faster/simpler ways to do it.
explain your steps that u did to achieve the desired result. ALso can u show a pic of it completed?
Just merge the two bodies (combine) and then use the Delete face tool.
Mark, I created a sketch of the profile with "Convert Entities" from the very bottom of the hinge (There were 2 solid bodies intersecting inside the hinge) then I made a extrude cut upwards and that was all, pretty straight forward but I do think that there is a better way, like what Jamil is showing us
Sorry, that was for Tony not Mark
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You are right sir, it wont happen again
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