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    I need to conect two circles with a line. What I need is a line that is at the radius of the circles, not the center. I measured the radius of the circles and then went to create a line and did a best fit. The line is generated from the center of the radius'. Is there a way of making the line come off the end of the circles?

    Thanks ahead of time

    3.5MR2
    Last edited by B. Jacobs; 04-02-2008, 09:24 AM.
    B. Jacobs
    B&S Global 12.15.10
    2014.1

  • #2
    The only thing I can think of is to offset the line by the radius, and you can use a variable assigned to the actual radius measurement value.
    sigpic
    Originally posted by AndersI
    I've got one from September 2006 (bug ticket) which has finally been fixed in 2013.

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    • #3
      Yes! Like Matt said. I've done that before. It works great
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      • #4
        OK here goes,

        How would I assign a variable to the radius?
        Would this update automaticly when it take the radius measurement?
        I am running into alot of these types of parts that have this alignment.
        I have never had the chance to go to far into depth with this thing. I am still learning. Baby Steps.
        Sorry if I sound like I do not know what I am doing, but I am still learning this thing. I have only been using it for about 5 months now.
        Thanks to you guys on here I have learned alot in that time.
        B. Jacobs
        B&S Global 12.15.10
        2014.1

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        • #5
          ASSIGN/V1=CIR1.R
          ASSIGN/V2=CIR2.R

          Then, construct the offset line, leaving the offsets at zero (I can not get it to accept the variable) then once it is created, enter in the variable for each offset.
          sigpic
          Originally posted by AndersI
          I've got one from September 2006 (bug ticket) which has finally been fixed in 2013.

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          • #6
            This will do what you want without having to create variables. Note the offsets

            Code:
            CIR1       =FEAT/CIRCLE,RECT,OUT,LEAST_SQR
                        THEO/0,0,0,0,0,1,1
                        ACTL/0,0,0,0,0,1,1
                        MEAS/CIRCLE,4,WORKPLANE
                        HIT/BASIC,NORMAL,0.5,0,0,1,0,0,0.5,0,0,USE THEO = YES
                        MOVE/CIRCULAR
                        HIT/BASIC,NORMAL,0,0.5,0,0,1,0,0,0.5,0,USE THEO = YES
                        MOVE/CIRCULAR
                        HIT/BASIC,NORMAL,-0.5,0,0,-1,0,0,-0.5,0,0,USE THEO = YES
                        MOVE/CIRCULAR
                        HIT/BASIC,NORMAL,0,-0.5,0,0,-1,0,0,-0.5,0,USE THEO = YES
                        ENDMEAS/
            CIR2       =FEAT/CIRCLE,RECT,OUT,LEAST_SQR
                        THEO/6,0,0,0,0,1,1
                        ACTL/6,0,0,0,0,1,1
                        MEAS/CIRCLE,4,WORKPLANE
                        HIT/BASIC,NORMAL,6.5,0,0,1,0,0,6.5,0,0,USE THEO = YES
                        MOVE/CIRCULAR
                        HIT/BASIC,NORMAL,6,0.5,0,0,1,0,6,0.5,0,USE THEO = YES
                        MOVE/CIRCULAR
                        HIT/BASIC,NORMAL,5.5,0,0,-1,0,0,5.5,0,0,USE THEO = YES
                        MOVE/CIRCULAR
                        HIT/BASIC,NORMAL,6,-0.5,0,0,-1,0,6,-0.5,0,USE THEO = YES
                        ENDMEAS/
            LIN1       =FEAT/LINE,RECT,UNBND
                        THEO/0,0.5,0,1,0,0
                        ACTL/0,0.5,0,1,0,0
                        CONSTR/LINE,OFFSET
                        SURFACE NORMAL = 0,0,1,MULTI POINT
                        ID = CIR1,CIR2,,
                        OFFSET = CIR1.R,CIR2.R
            If you need to offset it to the other side of the circles try:

            Code:
            LIN1       =FEAT/LINE,RECT,UNBND
                        THEO/0,0.5,0,1,0,0
                        ACTL/0,0.5,0,1,0,0
                        CONSTR/LINE,OFFSET
                        SURFACE NORMAL = 0,0,1,MULTI POINT
                        ID = CIR1,CIR2,,
                        OFFSET = -1*CIR1.R,-1*CIR2.R
            Craig
            Last edited by craiger_ny; 05-10-2006, 11:24 AM.
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            • #7
              Thanks for the help Matt, and Craiger. It worked great.
              Now I know how to do it. I am going to try it on some of the other parts I have.
              B. Jacobs
              B&S Global 12.15.10
              2014.1

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