How to use ShapeStrings in PartDesign

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chrisb
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How to use ShapeStrings in PartDesign

Postby chrisb » Sat May 25, 2019 11:13 pm

This is a short walk-through showing how to use ShapeStrings in a PartDesign body. Please note, that it is recommended not to attach something to a face, but rather to principal planes or sketches or DatumPlanes - which again should not be attached to faces.

For simplicity reasons I attach the ShapeString nevertheless to a face, a more robust approach should avoid it.
  • Create a PartDesign body with some features.
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  • Switch to Draft workbench and create a ShapeString, don't care about the working plane
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  • Drag and drop the ShapeString into the body, this is how the body can look like:
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  • Switch back to PartDesign workbench
  • Attach the ShapeString. Despite the warnings from above I attached it to a face:
    Bildschirmfoto 2019-05-26 um 01.07.35.png
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  • Change the AttachmentOffset to your liking; I moved it 6mm in x- and 2mm in y direction
  • Create a pad or a pocket, here it's a pocket
    Bildschirmfoto 2019-05-26 um 01.11.30.png
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The file is attached for further studies:
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PartDesignShapeString.FCStd
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wandererfan
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Re: How to use ShapeStrings in PartDesign

Postby wandererfan » Sun May 26, 2019 11:26 am

chrisb wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 11:13 pm
This is a short walk-through showing how to use ShapeStrings in a PartDesign body
Nice. I added a link to this from Draft_ShapeString.
chrisb
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Re: How to use ShapeStrings in PartDesign

Postby chrisb » Sun May 26, 2019 12:03 pm

wandererfan wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 11:26 am
Nice. I added a link to this from Draft_ShapeString.
Thank you, I feel honoured.