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How to copy geometry from one part to another

ArkelicArkelic Member Posts: 7
Hi everyone,

I am just getting started with onshape and CAD in general and looking for some guidance on how to perform the following actions. Here is some context for what I am trying to achieve. I am making a tv remote shelf for storing 2 remote controls (Apple TV remote and a LG TV remote) and have modeled the shelf itself. Below is a picture of the shelf I am making to get an idea of what I am trying to achieve.




Since I am just getting started with CAD, I do not know the best way to model and measure the LG TV remote but have found the step file for a LG TV remote holder that looks like this:

I've tried splitting the object down the middle and the center to get a 2d sketch from the top and from the side to hopefully combine them into the 3d shape I am looking for

But that is as far as my skills take me. Ideally what I'd like to do is copy all of the geometry that makes up the cavity of the control and paste it into the shelf to make the hole


What is the best way to achieve what I am trying to do? Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated!

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    eric_pestyeric_pesty Member Posts: 1,638 PRO
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    I would do an offset surface (with an offset of 0) in the part studio with the imported model and then use the "Derive" feature to bring it into your shelf part studio.
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    eric_pestyeric_pesty Member Posts: 1,638 PRO
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    You should be able to just use a "split" feature using the surface as the tool. You just have to make sure the surface is at least up to top of the solid.

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    eric_pestyeric_pesty Member Posts: 1,638 PRO
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    I would do an offset surface (with an offset of 0) in the part studio with the imported model and then use the "Derive" feature to bring it into your shelf part studio.
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    ArkelicArkelic Member Posts: 7
    That got me almost there, thank you so much! I placed it roughly where I want it, but now wondering how do I hollow out the shelf using the volume of the surface?


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    eric_pestyeric_pesty Member Posts: 1,638 PRO
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    You should be able to just use a "split" feature using the surface as the tool. You just have to make sure the surface is at least up to top of the solid.
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    ArkelicArkelic Member Posts: 7
    Thanks for the guidance eric_pesty. I ended up enclosing the surface to make a solid, and then did a boolean subtraction using the solid in the shape of the controller against the shelf
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