I am wondering how the easiest way to make two pieces off of each other and flat patter one and not the other. I make simple parts like bumpers, molds for cement companies and such and need a simple way to make parts off of one and not worry about them being two. Also how to extract one feature from a part so I can make that flat patter or make it into its own part
Hi matthew I am having a hard time trying to understand what you want from the software, maybe if you reword what you wrote? or could put an image up of what you have and what you are trying to achive, would be very helpfull.
In the file I added, I made the four collums by mirroring. But the three pieces on top I made from off setting a plane and creating a new sketch in which they are dependent on the four collums. I would like to know if I can take one of those top square pieces and make them their own independant piece?
AttachmentsNelson_Reimer_CM3.ipt, 887 KB
I looked at your model. I do not know of a way to separate specific features of a part (.ipt file) to create a new part. I'm not even sure copy/paste would even work for what you want because of the meshed corners that rely on multiple features. I do know that if I was going to create this assembly of 4 pieces, I would make them adaptive to each other from within the assembly. Create the upper components from the assembly of the lower components (right click, create component) to establish the adaptive rules. I will look into what you want to do a little further.
I would have made it in the Assembly but I did not know my sizes of the upper components. So I wanted to make them all together to make sure my sizes are all correct. But when I made the upper sections together I can get a nice cornering in there but then I make them seperate I cannot use the nice cornering features. It would be nice if you can look into it more for me.
I didn't find a way to extract feature from a part to create another part. I had difficulty creating associative parts as well so I just made the 4 parts as I would do it. This way you can get the flat pattern for each piece. Hope you like it.
Just change the extension back to .ipt and .iam
For some reason when I download them they are .doc files not .iam I found a way in my case to get one of the upper pieces flat patterned I cut out the rest and had just that 1 piece remaining. It worked well but I would still like to see your parts and learn from what I see.