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Constraining Micro-V plates in Inventor

Discussion in 'CAD' started by Ishaan Govindarajan, Jun 16, 2014.

  1. Ishaan Govindarajan

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    Hello All,

    I am working on a 3D printer build, and I am wondering how to CAD in the Micro-V plates
    I am wondering how high the V-plate rides from the extrusion rail and if the rail slides exactly in the middle of the plate.

    Right now, I am using a 1.75mm gap between the plate and the rail and assuming that the plate rides exactly in the middle of the rail.

    Thanks,
    Ishaan
     
  2. raykholo

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    Probably best if you use Save As --> 'Pack and Go', zip it up, and upload it here. I'll take a look.

    Ray
     
  3. Ishaan Govindarajan

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    Hey, thanks for the offer.
    After a bit of closer inspection of the parts and the SketchUp model, I think I got it
    They ride 1.95mm +/- 0.1mm (I don't think I can machine that precise) above the track and right in the center
     
  4. raykholo

    raykholo Journeyman
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    Cool. In any case, I use the wheels and midplanes to constrain everything. It's very convenient when all 3 (or at least 2) origin planes go right through the center of the part.
    The wheels also have the necessary midplane and I piggyback a larger plane right off of those (Plane Offset = 0)

    These are custom plates for a printer I'm designing.

    Wheel Plates v1.png
     
  5. Ishaan Govindarajan

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    Sweet--happy building!
     

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