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Part editor problem

Postby Tim Massa » Fri, Aug 03 2012, 3:12PM

Has anyone come across this one? I've had a difficult time with the part editor crating a part using closed contour. I've never had this message but thought someone else might have encountered it and if so is there a solution.

Thanks for any help,
Tim
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Re: Part editor problem

Postby Scott G Vaal » Fri, Aug 03 2012, 3:45PM

Tim Massa wrote:Has anyone come across this one? I've had a difficult time with the part editor crating a part using closed contour. I've never had this message but thought someone else might have encountered it and if so is there a solution.

Thanks for any help,
Tim


Tim,

Post the cabinet or whatever this item is so we can take a look at it. Make sure we have the geometry for the shape you are trying to create using closed contour.
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Re: Part editor problem

Postby Simon Randall » Fri, Aug 03 2012, 4:22PM

the last time I got this error when I look at what and where I was doing the cut I found I should of been doing it on the back and not the front as a cut on the front would of put the item in to 2 parts just like the error told me.

so look at any other cuts you have made on the item.
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Re: Part editor problem

Postby Tim Massa » Sat, Aug 04 2012, 7:12AM

Hi Scott,

Here is the cabinet assembly with an upper standard cabinet being modified as a roll out tray. The DXF geometry file doesn't seem to be allowed to post so I will try getting that file to you some other way.

Thanks for the help,
Tim
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Re: Part editor problem

Postby Simon Randall » Sat, Aug 04 2012, 8:00AM

place it in a folder and zip it
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Re: Part editor problem

Postby Tim Massa » Mon, Aug 06 2012, 12:11PM

Thanks Scott & Randall,

Busy Monday but I finally managed to figure out how to Zip a file in Win7 (still getting used to the levers and controls). Thanks for having a look at it.

Tim
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Re: Part editor problem

Postby Scott G Vaal » Mon, Aug 06 2012, 2:02PM

Tim,

I think you may be choosing the wrong option. If I select {Create Part Using Closed Contour}, it works fine. Although, if I choose {Cut/Pocket Using Closed Contour}, I get the error message you are mentioning. Not 100% sure why it gives the message when you Cut/Pocket but I believe it has to do with the fact that your part is 12.875" wide and your DXF geometry is drawn at 12.8761" wide (over shoots a small amount). This causes a finite point in what I would call the scrap when cut away. So, try using {Create Part Using Closed Contour} and let me know if it works for you.
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Re: Part editor problem

Postby Scott G Vaal » Mon, Aug 06 2012, 3:01PM

Tim,

Upon further examination, there is actually a small amount of the part that extends beyond the bottom of your geometry witch tapers from one end to the other. You have to zoom in real tight to see it. (only .0007" but is indeed there). When cut, it would leave this as a disjoint body. So, there is good reason for the error message. When you Create Part Using Closed Contour it discards any amount of the part outside the contour, thus not causing the disjoint situation. Hope this helps clarify what is going on here.
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Re: Part editor problem

Postby Tim Massa » Wed, Aug 08 2012, 3:09PM

Thanks Scott,

I haven't seen any more issues in this job with the part editor so that makes sense. Thanks for taking the time to look at it. I'll know next time to look closely at the geometry when I get the message.

Tim


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