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Thread: SU Tut--Drill Hole in Pipe

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    SE Minnesota

    SU Tut--Drill Hole in Pipe

    At Stu's request, here's how to drill a hole in a pipe.

    From left to right:

    The pipe.

    The pipe with the "drill" in front of it. The drill is just a cylinder of the desired diameter placed at the desired angle.

    The pipe with the "drill" moved into it. Note the lack of a line along the intersection of the pipe and the drill. These parts aren't really intersecting yet.

    Select the "drill", right click and choose Intersect with model.

    Delete the "drill". Note the cursor pointing at the blue edge. This is a back face, the inside face of the "drill".

    Select the outside surface of the pipe, right click and choose Orient faces.


    Will that work for you?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    Yep, that worked like a charm, what I was missing was the right click "Intersect with Model" part.

    Thanks so much!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    somewhere east of Queen Creek, AZ - South East of Phoenix
    Kewl, another trick to my SU bag.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    SE Minnesota
    Glad that works for you.

    It is probably obvious but I'll say it anyway. Intersect model can be used for all sorts of cuts and holes and so on. You could make a tenon cut its own mortise or pins cut their tails. It is especially useful for cutting mitres on moldings with complex shapes, i.e. crown molding.

    Here's an example where I used a cutting plane. Don't let that confuse you. Think of it as a sawblade making the cut.

    Cut a slot in a truss head machine screw:

    Routing stopped flutes:

    Detailing a Greene and Greene Blacker House chair leg:

    Or even base molding:

  5. #5
    Fantastic step-by-step visuals Dave.

    Is there an easy way to add text to a drawing without the call-out tool?


  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    SE Minnesota
    Glad it worked Neil.

    Text? You can turn off the leader lines if you don't want them. You can just click in space and put in text, too but it remains visible as you move around. If you only want the text to show in a given view you need to attach it to some geometry or you need to place it on a layer which gets turned off aas needed for certain page views.
    Irony: The opposite of Wrinkly

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