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Assembly cut and Family Tables

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Assembly cut and Family Tables

I always have lots of fun with family tables ( ). I have any assembly cut of a tube that has holes stamped in the tube. There are two standard lengths of tube with two different numbers of holes (hence the family table).

Now I am performing a cut on one end of the tube. I have offset a plate (Bottom) from a plane on the assembly (Top). I am then using this plane to set up a cut to remove material from the assembly. The problem I am experiencing is that the cut dosn't always happen and I, for the life of me, cannot figure out why. The assembly cut is made on the generic of the family table. One instance comes out correctly (first picture).

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The second instance does not.

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I have tried several different cuts - using the front, right or bottom plane for the primary plane of the cut. I do through all to make sure that I get all the material. Any thoughts on this?

Thanks, Dale

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Re: Assembly cut and Family Tables

I have now created a new instance with the same parameters as the one that keeps failing and it seems to work. I haven't deleted the old instance yet (got to find out where all it goes) but when I do and it works, I am guessing that either the instance was corrupted somehow, or that it was one of those keep regenerationg the generic and yet somehow the instance wouldn't update type of a thing.

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Re: Assembly cut and Family Tables

Dale,

can you upload your files ?

Martin Hanak


Martin Hanák

Re: Assembly cut and Family Tables

Have you tried making both cuts in one extrude feature?

Also take a look and make sure the assembly cut has the part listed for being acted on.

Re: Assembly cut and Family Tables

There is not two cuts. Just one cut, cutting one part. The dimension from the top plane is in the family table and the part that is being cut is just another instance of the generic part.

Re: Assembly cut and Family Tables

Okay, now I am lost too

Re: Assembly cut and Family Tables

I created a third instance and it works:

assy_cut3.PNG

Re: Assembly cut and Family Tables

Re: Assembly cut and Family Tables

I have now created a new instance with the same parameters as the one that keeps failing and it seems to work. I haven't deleted the old instance yet (got to find out where all it goes) but when I do and it works, I am guessing that either the instance was corrupted somehow, or that it was one of those keep regenerationg the generic and yet somehow the instance wouldn't update type of a thing.

Re: Assembly cut and Family Tables

Glad you got it resolved, Dale

Re: Assembly cut and Family Tables

Thankful for a second station to keep some work moving along, but it has been a long day and a half figuring this out.