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Angles !!

Hi all, Please be sympathetic !

I'm very new to the world of 3d design and pretty rusty on CAD in general having last used it in anger with AutoCAD LT many years ago. But having just purchased a 3D printer I need to scrub up a fair bit.

I'm having trouble getting thing to move at angles. I'm trying to sketch uo a flanged tube somewhat like an elongated top hat but with the tube at 20deg to the flange. Each time I try to pull the top face of the tube it leaves a cut out in the tube body. The tube also reverts to solid.

Seems simple but I cannot get it.




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June 7, 2020 12:03


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June 4, 2020 14:54

Nige - not you but the software needs another 'option' to be selected.
I got an identical result as yours above !
I believe you need to select the 'Through' option in the selection filter box.
Please see the below 'Through Filter' to explain.

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June 4, 2020 07:42

It seems the 'gif' does not work here. I have answered with the gif here.

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June 4, 2020 07:43

The first thing I have to say, is that you need the model to be a 'Solid' if you want to 3D print it. Surfaces have no 'thickness'.
I would also direct you to this link that you will find useful.

To 'Move' the top to an angle of 20° draw a temporary construction line.
Select the top 'face' and the 'edge' Use the Move tool -Select the direction - Move upto the line.
See attachment.

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