foxint wrote: ↑
Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:27 am
I did try to see what you did....but far above my head. Very complex.
Thanks for the compliment. Although the model may look complicated it isn't. But the ideas behind it are not trivial either. I learned myself a lot by trying to find solutions to problems and questions asked by other users. I often failed and was surprised by the solutions which finally came up.
You have already tried yourself, now comes the second part: understand a foreign model. Look at it step by step. Try to understand the first sketch. Look at its Placement. Now open it in edit mode: It is mainly based on equality constraints. Next look at the pad. It is easy to understand as there is nothing special in it. Now look at the multitransform: Starting with the pocket, you can turn it around to get a full rosette. And then you can mirror it to get the other side.
As an exercise I recommend to rework the first sketch: You should try to minimize the number of dimensions used. Use equality and symmerty instead. Or you can even try to model only half or a quarter of it and use mirrors to get the rest of it.
You can upload your result here for further comments.