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Insert bolt in hole on a curved face

EricGauthierEricGauthier Member Posts: 57 PRO
Hi,
What is the simplest way to insert a bolt in a hole on a curved sheet metal part?
I have 12 holes on this part where I want to insert bolts.
Should I create many Mate connectors in my part (cover in image)?


Comments

  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 2,014
    Can you use slider and tangent?
    Neil Cooke, Director of Technical Marketing, Onshape Inc.
  • EricGauthierEricGauthier Member Posts: 57 PRO
    Looking at it again, I think my problem is because my holes are recognized as 360 degrees arcs, not circles with center points.
    They were created on the flat pattern directly because I don't know how I could have made them on the curved surface properly.
    Should I create Mate Connectors on their center points?


  • konstantin_shiriazdanovkonstantin_shiriazdanov Member Posts: 845 ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2018
    in the V12 of Measure Value feature I added an option to place a point of an approximate centroid of an entity, so using it you can at least place an aprroximate centroid 3d points for each edge and somehow use it to define a mate connector. Or someone would use evApproximateCentroid to place MC direcly by a custom feature.

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