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Creating a mould cavity

JeremyConnaught
1-Newbie

Creating a mould cavity

mould+problem.jpg

Hi Folks

just tried doing the walkthrough for the Mould cavity and came up with this problem 'Cannot merge a packaged component. select again'. now the parts have been made up in a mould form ie. base (mould1A), part and top (mould2A) but it wont let me form the cavity. Now it must be something pretty obvious but I can't figure it out.

can anyone please help?

Jeremy

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JohnF
4-Participant
(To:JeremyConnaught)

You must assemble both parts of the mould fully before attempting the cutout. The small white rectangles in the model tree tell you that the part is not fully constrained hence the 'packaging' error message.

Mould1 should be assembled using 'Default', them assemlble Mould 2 to Mould 1 using Rigid contraints Mate and Align. Once done you should have no trouble using the Component Operation to create the cut-out.

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Packaged implies that our component is not completely constrained, it still has degrees of freedom. In the model tree, you will see a small white box next to any "packaged" component.

Hi Adam

thanks, what I seem to have is on the Mould2A it has two white boxes, one smaller than the other and attached to the larger at the bottom offset, I presume this means a problem?

mould problem.jpg

JohnF
4-Participant
(To:JeremyConnaught)

You must assemble both parts of the mould fully before attempting the cutout. The small white rectangles in the model tree tell you that the part is not fully constrained hence the 'packaging' error message.

Mould1 should be assembled using 'Default', them assemlble Mould 2 to Mould 1 using Rigid contraints Mate and Align. Once done you should have no trouble using the Component Operation to create the cut-out.

Hi John

thanks it works.

I knew it was something simple

Jeremy