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(OP)
Hi all,
I'm looking for help or advice with creating punch which will be in dxf file represented in specific layers. Basically it is square cut-out and rounded emboss, but with my punch I'm getting just double cut-out... I have .dwg of the final result but I don't want to copy that into .dxf files anymore.
Does anyone know how to connect .dwg with .ide to get the proper result?
See attached files.
Using Inv2011, ACAD2011, export to ACAD .dxf 2004 format.
Thanks to all,
Joe

RE: Inventor punch

It is not clear to me what you are after.
Can you model the feature using standard tools and then attach that file here?
Someone can then show you how to create the Punch tool.

RE: Inventor punch

I would think you are asking about only having the rectangular punch show up in the flat pattern..
never tried it but I "thought" thats what the "simplfied sketch" option is for when you create the punch feature..

RE: Inventor punch

(OP)
Sorry about my English...
Mcgyvr, you are very close, I have punch created (punch02.ide), used it in the part (part.ipt). Then I created .dxf file for punching machine (part.dxf), but this file our machine read as 'square punch and then circular punch' so I have to edit part.dxf and copy bits (red square and green circle) from other file (punch dfx template.dxf) to get proper result (partNeeded.ipt) This final .dxf file will our punching machine read as 'square punch and circular emboss'
Is there any way how to get the punch to do this automatically?? I think the "simplified sketch" should do this but it's not working, unless I'm doing something wrong...
Thanks for help
Joe

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