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How to 'machine' an assembly?

H_d_VH_d_V Posts: 53Member, Developers ✭✭
edited August 5 in Community Support
I like to make a cut in an assembly that intersects several parts. The parts come from different part studio's so that it is not possible to do a boolean operation in one part studio.

Has someone a suggestion?
Henk de V (NL)

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  • brian_jordanbrian_jordan Posts: 55Member, Developers PRO
    I'm not 100% sure what you are asking for but it seems that in-context modelling might be your friend...
    https://cad.onshape.com/help/#in-context.htm?Highlight=in context
  • H_d_VH_d_V Posts: 53Member, Developers ✭✭
    @brian_jordan

    In the example you see two identical blocks/parts assembled/glued together. I like to drill a hole, identified by the red marked sketch, in this assy. 



    When I drill the hole as suggested by edit in-context, then I get the part like shown below which is not the solution I wish. To be clear: I do not like to see the hole segments in the part in the part studio.



    For reference see: https://cad.onshape.com/documents/888da41ee74f5b788d05c4bc/w/81367712fdd18c359c14b441/e/6aebbcff6889f0254d64e2a3
    Henk de V (NL)
  • ilya_baranilya_baran Posts: 624Onshape Employees, Developers
    I think in that case you have to use derived to bring the parts into another part studio.  An assembly cannot modify part geometry.
    Ilya Baran \ Director of FeatureScript \ Onshape Inc
  • H_d_VH_d_V Posts: 53Member, Developers ✭✭
    edited August 8
    @ilya_baran,

    Sorry that does not make sense to me.
    What I discussed here yesterday was just an example. In real life I like to make a hole into a roof. See picture below: the red marked hole in the green Through All direction in assy B.



    This is what I think I have to do:
    1. Create a new part studio A
    2. Derive all the part that are intersect by the virtual square hole into that studio and transform them to exactly the same position as in the assy B. That's a lot of precise work.
    3. Make the red sketch and intersect them Through All. See next picture.



    4. Remove in the assy the parts that were derived in part studio A
    5. Insert  part studio A into assy B on the right spot.

    Is this true? When this is the way to do things up till now then a enhancement should shine at the horizon.

    So I voted for https://forum.onshape.com/discussion/1334/assembly-level-extruded-cut-feature.
    That is the enhancement that I like to have because it is what happens in the real world.
    Henk de V (NL)
  • H_d_VH_d_V Posts: 53Member, Developers ✭✭
    edited August 9
    @emagdalenaC2C,

    Thanks for the idea of Copy in Place. However, it's still necessary to create extra assies. So, I'm still looking forward to assembly features.
    Henk de V (NL)
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