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Fastening Features

Fastening features streamline creation of common features for plastic and sheet metal parts. You can create:

  • Mounting bosses. Create a variety of mounting bosses. Set the number of fins and choose a hole or a pin.

 

 

  • Snap hooks and snap hook grooves. Customize the snap hook and snap hook groove. You must first create a snap hook before you can create a snap hook groove.

 

 

  • Vents. Create a variety of vents using a sketch you create. Set the number of ribs and spars. Flow area is calculated automatically.

 

 

  • Lips and Grooves. Align, mate, and hold together two plastic parts. Lip and groove features support multibodies and assemblies.

You can create a lip and groove feature when the interface between the lip and groove contains multiple faces, for example, for a mouse hole or a gap in the parting line.

To create a fastening feature:

  1. Click a fastening feature tool (Fastening Features toolbar) or Insert, Fastening Feature, then select the type of fastening feature:

  • Mounting Boss

  • Snap Hook

  • Snap Hook Groove (Create a snap hook first.)

  • Vent (Create a vent sketch first.)

  • Lip/Groove

  1. Set  the PropertyManager options:

  2. Click .



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