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Quickest way to do this???

Discussion in 'Using Alibre Design' started by jfleming, Nov 9, 2020.

  1. jfleming

    jfleming Senior Member

    We have a lot of parts that have this type of feature, it is an oval shaped protrustion/depression.

    I have been using the obround shape tool to sketch the oval shape as my "path" and then sketching one half of the shape to sweep along the path.

    Just wondering if there is maybe a better method?

    Thanks!
     

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  2. bigseb

    bigseb Alibre Super User

    Is it always the same size? If yes, create it as a solid then boolean subtract from your main part. Other than that: sketch a rectangle, extrude cut to depth and then fillet accordingly.
     
  3. jfleming

    jfleming Senior Member

    No they are always different, for example this kidney shape.
     

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  4. bigseb

    bigseb Alibre Super User

    Draw the arc (for kidney shape) or line (for straight shape) and do a thin extrude cut. Then fillet accordingly. Pretty straightforward.
     
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  5. jfleming

    jfleming Senior Member

    I'll try that, I've never really used the thin extrude tool. See I learned something.
     
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