OD auto features want to start from id of part?

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  • OD auto features want to start from id of part?

    Never quite had this happen before. Using auto features on cylindrical part. The inside works beautiful, just as it should but the outside features want to default to starting from the inside of the work piece. Obviously can't go through the material wall. Nothing I try seems to fix this and I have never had this happen before. Settings are correct for outside in the dialogue box. Any ideas? Cad vectors maybe and how do I know if that is the case and how do I fix that?
    Thanks for any ideas in advance.

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    Check your vectors on the CAD with vector point
    You can try select all the CAD on screen in CAD vectors ,"fix surface vectors" tab or individual surfaces.
    Try re-import model in step or igs, other format from what was used.
    I have had a model could not get the features to be seen correctly so I have had to make sure ID was ID or OD was OD manually in the auto feature box, have not had this in a while, theory on this was that CAD came in from an assembly and unseen some of mating components got translated into the solid model I had.

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    • #3
      You've probably got avoidance move switched on without a big enough avoidance distance (or the feature vector is wrong so it's trying to approach from within the part.
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      • RandomJerk
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        ^^^ (4567890 (needed that to make ten character requirement (which I don't need now that I typed that parenthetical comment (and that last one))))

    • #4
      Originally posted by NinjaBadger View Post
      You've probably got avoidance move switched on without a big enough avoidance distance (or the feature vector is wrong so it's trying to approach from within the part.
      BINGO
      It was the avoidance move issue. Took a while to find where that was located in the dialogue box. (2018 R1), but turned them all to off and everything works like it should. Thanks a lot guys for the quick input. Always the best of help on this forum. I owe ya.

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      • #5
        If an auto-feature looks funky, its almost always one of these things:

        Looks like it will crash-->
        1) avoidance move is on (when you didn't want it to be)
        2) sample hits are on (when you didn't want them to be)
        3) void detection toggle is on (when you didn't want it to be)
        4) a depth value is filled in (when you didn't want it to be or its just some whacked out number that pulls the probe way off of the part)

        Can't see anything
        5) "Show Hits" toggle box is no longer selected when it should be (this would make it so you can no longer see your path lines)
        6) "Show Measured Points" toggle box is no longer selected when it should be (this would make it so you can no longer see your hit points attached to the end of your path lines)



        If you have vetted through all of the above and still have a problem then it is time to start looking at your alignments/rest of your program for issues
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        • Jim Poehler
          Jim Poehler commented
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          Thanks, I'll post that checklist right next to my pc. It will likely come in handy.
          As if the petroglyphics on the dashboard aren't bad enough, trying to wade through the many options in the auto feature dialogue boxes is like trying to find a good health care system.

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