iLogic Tutorial Three – Introduction – Rules for Edge Profiles
The First iLogic Tutorial in this series dealt with the multi body modeling technique needed to create the base part: the door.
The Second Tutorial added the multiple hinge bore configurations required by most manufacturers, then added iLogic rules to generate the configurations automatically based on door height. Also added was a rule to limit the min/max size of the door, as well as one to automatically downsize any rail and/or stile widths that would be too large thedoor is set to a smaller size.
This iLogic tutorial builds on the first two tutorials in this series by adding a rule that allows the choice of 5 edge profiles or none –which is as much or more than a small to mid size cabinet shop normally would offer.
It is quite easy to remove a profile, change it, or add a new one at a later date –which is critical as the abilities of the iDoor (or i-whatever it is you make) should always match your production capabilities exactly.
This tutorial will involve creating a single path and profile plane, and five profile sketches. These sketches, in turn, will each use that single path in a cut Sweep operation around the part, with all four rails and stiles selected as participants…. which shows of one of the sweet capabilities you get with multi-solid parts (Inventor 2010 +).
Operations like this in an assembly environment would be a mini nightmare. It would involve 4 separate cut operations per profile, many, many, instances of projected geometry —along with the crosspart dependencies from same — and would be a general pain in the butt to create.
With this technique, there is one shared path for all of the profile cuts, a shared workplane that the profiles will be sketched upon, and the cut operations are performed on all parts at once —a very clean workflow compared to old-school assembly modeling.
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