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Measuring intersections

Axel_KollmenterAxel_Kollmenter Member Posts: 410 PRO
How do I measure this intersection?

Best regards,

Axel Kollmenter

Best Answer

  • Evan_ReeseEvan_Reese Member Posts: 2,056 PRO
    Answer ✓
    I'd mouse over the face I want to select and use the ~ key to invoke "select other". Press ~ until it selects the face you want. Do that twice till you select them both and measure as usual.
    Evan Reese / Principal and Industrial Designer with Ovyl
    Website: ovyl.io

Answers

  • GWS50GWS50 Member Posts: 343 PRO
    I would click on the inside face of the green part, hide it and then click on the face of the 'beam' part. The Tape measure should show the distance
  • Evan_ReeseEvan_Reese Member Posts: 2,056 PRO
    Answer ✓
    I'd mouse over the face I want to select and use the ~ key to invoke "select other". Press ~ until it selects the face you want. Do that twice till you select them both and measure as usual.
    Evan Reese / Principal and Industrial Designer with Ovyl
    Website: ovyl.io
  • Axel_KollmenterAxel_Kollmenter Member Posts: 410 PRO
    @GWS50 Thanks for your comment but unfortunatly this doesnt work for me... everytime I hide the component, it will deselect my face.

    @Evan_Reese Yeah thats the usual way I solve this problem. But that never worked for me when I put a cut through the part. But I just found out that you can't right click on the cut area. You have to click on a normal surface.
    But if you use the shortcut (for me it's the key with the apostrophe) it also works over the cut area. Never used it before, but I have to remember this key. Thank you!


    Best regards,

    Axel Kollmenter
  • eric_pestyeric_pesty Member Posts: 1,395 PRO
    @Axel_Kollmenter
    When using the "hide part" method, the way I do it is to hide the part that's in the way first, select the part I am trying to get to then show the hidden part to select the second face.
    But yeah, the "select other" key is really helpful... I use it a lot in part studios as well if you need to select a sketch region that "inside" a solid for example.
  • Axel_KollmenterAxel_Kollmenter Member Posts: 410 PRO
    I also use "Select other" very often, but I haven't noticed that it doesn't work on cut surfaces.

    Best regards,

    Axel Kollmenter
  • bryan_lagrangebryan_lagrange Member, User Group Leader Posts: 785 ✭✭✭✭✭
    One improvement I would like to see with the interference detection would be the ability, if you so desire, to turn the interference into a surface(or curve). Something similar to what Solid Edge does. You can set the interference dialog to create a surface of the interference geometry. You can then use this surface to measure or include the geometry to create cuts to remove the interference area on the parts, etc.




    Bryan Lagrange
    Twitter: @BryanLAGdesign

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