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noob problem with point on plane (by Mark Chambers)
I'm trying to extrude a hole through an extruded rectangle, just like in the Introductory Tutorial.
I created a workplane on the face of the rectangle then placed and sized the hole. When I use the procedure outlined in the tutorial I get an unsolvable constraints error.
What am I missing? Thanks
P.S. I'm enjoying using the program and must commend you for the quality of the tutorials and the Reference manual.
Thu Aug 8 2019, 16:51:45, download attachment pcb 2009 3.slvs
(no subject) (by Andrew)
Using version 2.3 here, under Manjaro Linux, and your sketch opened fine, and I was able to select difference and make the hole.
Thu Aug 8 2019, 18:14:53
re: noob problem with point on plane (by Mark Chambers)
Thank you for your response.
I'm using 2.3 on Windows 7 Pro x64.
I tried making the g009 extrude a difference before applying the point on plane constraint, but it still fails.
Please see the attached composite screen shot.
Tue Aug 13 2019, 17:54:14, download attachment point on face error.jpg
(no subject) (by Andrew)
In the properties window, you have a pair of radio buttons to select whether the extrusion is to be added or subtracted from the model (union/difference), and it defaults to union and you need to select difference to make a hole, You may have to drag the end of the extrusion in make it go through the solid.
Tue Aug 13 2019, 19:06:50
re: noob problem with point on plane (by Mark Chambers)
I did select difference to make the extrusion subtractive.
How do I drag the end of the extrusion? I can't find any info to that process in the reference manual.
Thu Aug 15 2019, 11:46:45
(no subject) (by Mark Chambers)
I got it to work by deleting the existing extrusion and recreating it on the other side of the object. I was then able to either drag the differential extrusion face or to use point on plane to extrude the hole.
Thu Aug 15 2019, 15:14:05
(no subject) (by Andrew)
With an extrusion, just grab a point on the end away from the sketch plane and drag it, or use a constraint to a line or plane to set its length, using the middle mouse button to rotate the object a necessary.
Thu Aug 15 2019, 18:04:31
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