chrisb wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:37 am
Hi areyouthere, welcome. As you say, there are several ways. One of them is to change the sequence of steps: Create the hub first and the holes later. All it requires is to increase the length of the counterbore.
I just want to remark that attaching sketches to faces makes the model prone to fail if you have to change something in an earlier step.
You find more about this in the wiki about creating stable models
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Ill review this article asap. Thank you very much for the helpful advice. Your solution was going to be one of the very last attempts if i wasnt able to find clear help on here. And please correct me if i am wrong, but you basically cleared the board, remade the hub portion with .2" thicker then pocketed the area outside the 1.94" diameter down to create the lip, then did all the bolt patterns and added .2" to the original counterbore depth. Reason being the hole can only be mapped to "the main face" and not the added extrusion. The jist of it all is, "stacking sketches" is less sturdy than "editing one padded sketch several times" so to speak.... ?
i've put alot of time in to this hub; its going to be a real physical part at some point. hence why i was saving starting over completely for last. Other than that one example, how else could i have done that? i have a feeling that i may not be using some functions in a correct sense and getting stuck like i did was because of it. Just asking for some key steps that i could expand upon.
I will say i do not have any kind of formal engineering software education, much less engineering in the college level education sense. But i do work in the machine trades as a service technician and im hoping that learning how to use this tool will help give me knowledge that ill be able to apply towards other aspects in my profession since im not just tasked with fixing broken machines.