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Cutting out backing

joseph_newcomerjoseph_newcomer Member Posts: 70 ✭✭
edited August 10 in Community Support
I have a picture frame that looks like this:
What I need to do is get a part that represents the "backing".  It would be exactly the shape of the outside perimeter of this frame.  But it has to be generated from the actual drawing; the designer may yet tweak various parameters of the curves or angles of the corner stones.  The shapes of the corner stones and the curved sides will be cut with a CNC router from a simulated-stone material; the backing will be 3/16" steel or aluminum plate, cut by a CNC plasma cutter.  So I need a part description I can send to the plasma cutter (its software accepts a variety of drawing formats from which it generates the G-codes).  I tried the Boolean operator, but it can't work if the parts don't intersect, which they don't.  The backing will be a solid piece, and the black shapes near the corners are where that backing (which the designer will paint black) shows through.  To get it, I just put a rectangular piece on the back, but we need a piece exactly the shape of the outline that follows the outline parametrically.


  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 4,508
    Try the “Use” command in Sketch. 
    Director, Technical Services, EMEA
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