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Quickest way to do this???

jfleming

Senior Member
We have a lot of parts that have this type of feature, it is an oval shaped protrustion/depression.

I have been using the obround shape tool to sketch the oval shape as my "path" and then sketching one half of the shape to sweep along the path.

Just wondering if there is maybe a better method?

Thanks!
 

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bigseb

Alibre Super User
Is it always the same size? If yes, create it as a solid then boolean subtract from your main part. Other than that: sketch a rectangle, extrude cut to depth and then fillet accordingly.
 

jfleming

Senior Member
No they are always different, for example this kidney shape.
 

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bigseb

Alibre Super User
Draw the arc (for kidney shape) or line (for straight shape) and do a thin extrude cut. Then fillet accordingly. Pretty straightforward.
 
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