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Russian Doll Effect for Parts/Assemblies

Discussion in 'Using Alibre Design' started by LMSolar, Jan 5, 2021.

  1. LMSolar

    LMSolar New Member

    I am trying to use an assembly model to create a part that is exactly the same except the outside surface of the part will be the inside surface of the assembly (which is hollow). The part will then have its own thickness associated with it, and also be hollow.

    Basically, I am trying to recreate a Russian Doll Effect from my assembly. Is this possible?
  2. bigseb

    bigseb Alibre Super User

    Boolean boolean
    Boolean boolean boolean
    Boolean boolean boolean boolean

    I'd write more but I'm headed off to night shift now. Should be self-explanatory though.
  3. LMSolar

    LMSolar New Member

    Are there any references you have that could better explain how to use Boolean to accomplish this?
  4. HaroldL

    HaroldL Alibre Super User

    Except for the night shift bonus (if you're getting one), night shift is a bummer.
  5. NateLiqGrav

    NateLiqGrav Alibre Super User

    Read up on Scale Part features and Boolean features. But unless it's a pretty basic shape you will find it almost impossible to do simply with those two. For example a cube is easy but a table won't be. As the table scales up the legs will get farther from the origin when you would really need them to get thicker in the location they were.

    Another option (if you created everything from scratch) is to adjust the necessary parameters with a scalar variable and then you would only need to change the scalar variable to increase the size.

    Depending on what Alibre Design level these next features are available in you might be able to covert to surfaces and then thicken the surfaces.

    Configurations would be handy too if you have that level of Alibre Design.
  6. bigseb

    bigseb Alibre Super User

    Like so. Took a few minutes. Uses a base model that is used to create all the rest. Thickness is governed by a GP. Easy peasy.


    Attached Files:

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  7. bigseb

    bigseb Alibre Super User

    Nah, night shift is the best. Would do only night shift if I had the option.
  8. Hunter

    Hunter Senior Member

    Weirdo ;-)
  9. bigseb

    bigseb Alibre Super User

    A lot of people say that but think about it... no boss, no supervisor, no interruptions, just get on with the job. Perfect. I have no family so it suits me great..
  10. HaroldL

    HaroldL Alibre Super User

    I worked night shift for 15 years before I transferred into design. The last supervisor I had let us do our jobs without second guessing (micro-managing) and we didn't have to deal with too many interruptions. What I missed out on was the "normal" things that day shift folks did and that was a the bummer for me.
  11. oldfox

    oldfox Alibre Super User


    Now for a real bummer, try half days... 7:00am to 7:00pm... 30 days without a break, maybe 5 days off, and then back to half days. :D
    Oh yeah... no overtime.
  12. sz0k30

    sz0k30 Senior Member

    To me a half day was 4 hours!!!
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  13. NateLiqGrav

    NateLiqGrav Alibre Super User

    Yeah 7 - 7 is called 12s here. But 30 in a row!:eek:
  14. oldfox

    oldfox Alibre Super User

    1 Day = 24 hours
    1/2 Day = ...

    Yep. There it is.

    And yes, 30 days. Sometimes more and sometimes less. Just the luck of the draw.
  15. bigseb

    bigseb Alibre Super User

    Are you a covid nurse?

    Too soon?
  16. oldfox

    oldfox Alibre Super User

    No and No.

    "Russian Doll Effect for Parts/Assemblies"

    OOPS. I think we went just a little bit off topic.

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