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spindle rework

iain_downsiain_downs Member Posts: 22 ✭✭
Hi, all.

I'm new to onShape and mainly new to CAD (and a hobbiest - so amateur all round)!  

I'm trying to design a lathe spindle.  

I've got a series of extruded, concentric cylinders, which is fine, but I now want to make some changes.  Specifically, I want to reduce the diameter of *part* of one of the cylinders (to allow for a smaller bearing at the back).  The options I see are to split the cylinder across and deal with each half (e.g. reduce the diameter of one half, to split the cylinder at a sketch and insert a new extruded circle (cylinder) between the two components or to 'thin' part of the extrusion.

I can't work out how to do any of these!  

Or some other way.

Any help much appreciated

Iain
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  • andrew_troupandrew_troup Member, Mentor Posts: 1,584 ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2015
    @iain_downs

    If you have modelled the spindle from scratch in Onshape, you can simply edit the relevant sketch and change the diameter of the extruded circle. 

    If you have imported a spindle modelled elsewhere, click on the cylindrical face and invoke "Move Face/Offset"


  • iain_downsiain_downs Member Posts: 22 ✭✭
    Thanks.

    Iain
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