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Not able to create an angle?

Speedbird1Speedbird1 Member Posts: 20
Hello again, sorry to ask such simple questions but am finding it hard going. On the attached image there are 6 uprights at 90 degrees to the base, I want then to be 80-85 degrees so when stuff is hooked on them they are slightly inclined back towards the base.
Any pointers please?
Thank you


Answers

  • martin_kopplowmartin_kopplow Member Posts: 222 ✭✭✭
    edited December 2023
    When you use the extrude tool, you can either extrude in the direction perpendicular to the extruded profile (the sketch) or you may extrude along a reference entity, such as another sketch, which could be any angle you like. There is a check box to allow the latter.


  • Speedbird1Speedbird1 Member Posts: 20
    Thank you but sorry I do not understand the instruction. Is there a step by step somewhere i could follow. I cannot seem to replicate the image above where it shows "Edge of Sketch: I can only get "Male Connector"
  • robert_scott_jr_robert_scott_jr_ Member Posts: 258 ✭✭✭
    Hello Speedbird. You can open Martin's document and follow his steps via the feature tree. - Scotty
  • martin_kopplowmartin_kopplow Member Posts: 222 ✭✭✭
    edited December 2023
    Thank you but sorry I do not understand the instruction. Is there a step by step somewhere i could follow. I cannot seem to replicate the image above where it shows "Edge of Sketch: I can only get "Male Connector"
    "Edge of sketch" is only shown after you select an edge of a sketch, perferably a line dimensioned in a senseful angle to the geometry of your base solid. So the steps are: 
    1. Sketch and extrude the base solid. 
    2. Sketch the circles to extrude on the base solid or an appropriate plane.
    3. Sketch the line you want to use as the angle reference on e.g. a side face of the base solid or an appropriate plane.
    4. Extrude the circles and check the "Direction" option in the feature dialog, click in the light blue input field below the checkmark and then select the angle reference line in the model.
    Voilá.

    A mate connector would also do the trick, but you would have to set it up at an angle first. That way, it is a bit more complicated, so go with the line for now.
  • Speedbird1Speedbird1 Member Posts: 20
    Thank you Martin, I appreciate your help.
    I seem to be making progress however after extruding the circle, and click direction, when I click the angled line (which is yellow) the 'extrude direction' box goes red along with the line. The circular extrusion by the way has gone back into the original face as well.
  • Speedbird1Speedbird1 Member Posts: 20
    Sorry Scotty, I don't even know how to access the feature tree or what it is. Surely there's a really simpleton beginners guide somewhere I am prepared to pay money!
  • ben_huebnerben_huebner Member Posts: 5
    You have to create a new sketch with a line at the angle you want (the yellow line in the above image). Steps: new sketch --> draw line attached to base --> click dimensioning tool --> click both the new line and the line on the base that intersects the new line --> enter angle. Then, when extruding, click on that new line for the "Extrude direction".
  • glen_dewsburyglen_dewsbury Member Posts: 525 ✭✭✭
    Sorry Scotty, I don't even know how to access the feature tree or what it is. Surely there's a really simpleton beginners guide somewhere I am prepared to pay money!
    Have you looked into the learning center. It free. With lots of good tutorials Start with basic parts studio.
    https://learn.onshape.com/catalog?labels=%5B%22Self-Paced%20Courses%22%5D&values=%5B%22CAD%20Basics%22%5D
  • Speedbird1Speedbird1 Member Posts: 20
    glen_dewsbury thank you , i clicked on the link and even the first 'beginner' one is far too advanced for me. It starts with a bicycle frame, WTF? I can't even get the above to work with guidance..
    Thanks tho'
  • Speedbird1Speedbird1 Member Posts: 20
    Thanks Ben, I followed your instructions to the letter but still nothing happens, i don't even have the "--> click both the new line and the line on the base that intersects the new line ' I only at that stage have one line, the one i just created.
    Thanks for trying though, much appreciated.
  • martin_kopplowmartin_kopplow Member Posts: 222 ✭✭✭
    @Speedbird1 , it might just be simpler than you expect. Do you happen to have some video call stuff installed on your computer? We could look at your model together and get it fixed.
  • michael3424michael3424 Member Posts: 673 ✭✭✭✭
  • Speedbird1Speedbird1 Member Posts: 20
    Hi Martin, I have replied via the private message you sent
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