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CAD Design Tips and Hints

Edging a Part extruded from an Ellipse
It is not possible to edge a part that has been drawn/extruded from a curve/sketch using the ellipse function. The error message Pipe guide curve must only ...
Wed, 7 Mar, 2018 at 11:37 AM
Importing DXF/DWG generated by Adobe Illustrator AI file
Adobe Illustrator AI file has been saved as a DXF or DWG The file will contain B Splines if saved via Illustrator via Export - DWG/DXF It is necessary to ...
Wed, 7 Mar, 2018 at 11:36 AM
How to constrain/dimension Arc Length in a Sketch
If you need to constrain an Arc based on a known arc length you have two ways:   Constrain arc length based on Chord Length (calculated) and Radius (k...
Wed, 7 Mar, 2018 at 11:37 AM
Mirroring Whole Projects
How to Mirror Whole Projects: 1.       Create a new file and insert the project you would like to be mirrored. [Assembly &g...
Wed, 7 Mar, 2018 at 11:42 AM
How to reset individual width of a Distributed Volume Stub
  Question:  if we change the width of a volume to a size, but later decide to change this back to NO value so it equally distributes, how do we do...
Thu, 31 May, 2018 at 4:29 PM
Material Weight/Mass Calculation for BOM
Example. Calculate the weight of a Particle Board panel at size 300mm x 690 mm:   Grab cubic weight of the required material from supplier: I...
Thu, 5 Apr, 2018 at 11:10 AM
Treat Sub Sets within In-Place Sub Set as Cabinets/Assemblies
The difference between needing to use Sub Assembly & Component in the Project Level. When you bring the components in from the library they will be...
Thu, 8 Nov, 2018 at 1:28 PM
Stepped (Staircase) Propagation
Creating a staircase style propagation is easy if you are unable to draw a curve to propagate on or if you want to control the horizontal or vertical di...
Thu, 31 May, 2018 at 4:30 PM