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Reference geometry goes big after shell.

Discussion in 'Using Alibre Design' started by anson, Nov 20, 2020 at 6:20 AM.

  1. anson

    anson Member

    This part was made in an assembly then opened as a part to do a shell function. The problem is every time I add a shell the reference planes get gigantic.

    Here it is small.
    upload_2020-11-20_7-15-0.png

    Here it is big.
    upload_2020-11-20_7-17-1.png

    If I scroll out as far as I can I still can't see the edge of the plane.
    upload_2020-11-20_7-18-16.png

    What is going on?!
     
  2. Ralf

    Ralf Alibre Super User

    Hi anson,

    Please check:

    reference.jpg
     
  3. anson

    anson Member

    Changed that setting but it didn't help. Here is the part in case anyone wants to look at it.
     

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  4. HaroldL

    HaroldL Alibre Super User

    Whoa, that's an issue. I've never seen that before. The default planes seem to go out to infinity when I apply the shell. Seems like it is working opposite of the "Force consistent reference geometry sizes" setting.
     
  5. anson

    anson Member

    But if you change the setting it still acts the same. I don't think that has anything to do with it.
     
  6. bigseb

    bigseb Alibre Super User

    Chaps, its acting weird because the part is (somehow) corrupted. When AD goes screwey also use the 'check part' function!!!

    Capture.JPG


    As you can see there's a problem with a face and that will have a knock on effect. What's causing the corruption? I can't say, haven't looked at the part beyond seeing why the OP was seeing what he was seeing (excuse the grammar, its been a long day and I'm knackered). If I find something I will post it here. Bottom line: use the 'check part' function, it's really useful. :)
     
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  7. bigseb

    bigseb Alibre Super User

    Have a look at sketch 2. It doesn't tie up with extrusion 1. There is a step going from extrusion 1 to extrusion 2.
     
  8. bigseb

    bigseb Alibre Super User

    Fixed :)

    Capture.JPG
     

    Attached Files:

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  9. anson

    anson Member

    Thanks. I reapplied the fix myself that way maybe I'll remember to check for something like that should it happen again.
     

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