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Creating Grooves

To create a groove:

  1. Select a cylindrical face on a part where you want to place the groove.

    By preselecting a cylindrical face, Toolbox determines the diameter for the groove and suggests appropriate groove sizes.

  2. Click Grooves (Toolbox toolbar) or Toolbox > Grooves .
  3. In the Grooves dialog box:
    • To create an O-ring groove, click the O-Ring Grooves tab.
    • To create a retaining-ring groove, click the Retaining Ring Grooves tab.
  4. Select a standard, groove type, and available groove size from the lists on the top left of the tab.

    The Property and Value columns update. Selected Diameter is set for you because you selected a cylindrical face in step 1.

  5. Click Create.

    The groove is cut into the model. A feature appears in the FeatureManager design tree with a name that matches the Description.

  6. To add more grooves, select a new position on the model and repeat steps 4 and 5.
  7. Click Done.
  8. To precisely locate the groove on the face:
    1. In the FeatureManager design tree, expand the groove feature.
    2. Right-click the sketch under the feature and select Edit Sketch.

      The sketch opens for editing.

      To make adding dimensions and selecting sketch entities easier, click Normal To Tool_Normal_To_Standard_Views.gif (Standard Views toolbar) to change the view orientation so it is normal to the sketch plane.
    3. Add dimensions and relations to the sketch to define its position.
    4. Exit the sketch.


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