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Use part to subtract for Mold?

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tkelley
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Use part to subtract for Mold?

Pro/E used to have the option to use a part to subtract material from another. Does Creo 2.0 have this? I can't find it, or find anything on the web in this regard. I have a student that wants to make a matching thread in another part. This used to be easy, but now I can't figure it out!


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Re: Use part to subtract for Mold?

Tim,

In Creo Parametric 2.0, try using the following:

  1. Open your assembly file with the two models assembled with interference.
  2. Use MODEL > COMPONENT (group) flyout > COMPONENT OPERATIONS > CUT OUT
  3. Select the part that will be cut by the cutout operation (you can select multiple parts BTW). Select OK.
  4. Select the part that will be used as the cutout. Select OK.
  5. Choose by reference or copy and then Done.
  6. Select Yes/No for associative placement.

You're done.


Dan Nordin

BAE Systems

www.baesystems.com

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Re: Use part to subtract for Mold?

Tim,

In Creo Parametric 2.0, try using the following:

  1. Open your assembly file with the two models assembled with interference.
  2. Use MODEL > COMPONENT (group) flyout > COMPONENT OPERATIONS > CUT OUT
  3. Select the part that will be cut by the cutout operation (you can select multiple parts BTW). Select OK.
  4. Select the part that will be used as the cutout. Select OK.
  5. Choose by reference or copy and then Done.
  6. Select Yes/No for associative placement.

You're done.


Dan Nordin

BAE Systems

www.baesystems.com

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Re: Use part to subtract for Mold?

The concept is "merge". There are a few places to do this. Daniel has described a common method.

The idea is that you have to do this from assembly mode. Activate the part you want modified. The Boolean features are then enabled,

Re: Use part to subtract for Mold?

Daniel,

Thank you. Got stuck for a while, but your post most definitely helped. The group part threw me for a bit.

Thanks again,

Tim

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