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  • Modeling tip needed

    Posted by JMB at December 06. 2006
    Hello all,

    Suppose I want to create a solid model of a pipe flange that has 6 bolt holes.  If I model the flange as a flat hollow cylinder, do I have to do a Boolean subtraction with a "cutting" cylinder 6 separate and successive times to create the final flange with 6 holes?

    OR

    Can I draw one "cutting" cylinder (meant to be the subtraction "cutting" object), replicate it in a circular pattern 60 degrees apart, then somehow combine all 6 into one entity (a compound? or something similar) then do the Boolean subtraction ("cutting";) only ONCE to get the final flange with all six holes?

    Any help will be appreciated!  Thanks
    JMB
    • Re: Modeling tip needed

      Posted by Christophe Bourcier at December 07. 2006
      Hi

      You just have to create one cylinder, then use the function Muli-rotation (last icon of the GEOM toolbar).

      Christophe
      • Re: Modeling tip needed

        Posted by JMB at December 07. 2006
        Christophe Bourcier wrote:
        Hi

        You just have to create one cylinder, then use the function Muli-rotation (last icon of the GEOM toolbar).

        Christophe



        Hello Cristophe!

        I must have been blind when I typed my message!  Thank you for waking me up...

        JMB
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