Noob: Can't push a rectangular hole through a model


#1

In the attached the lower part of the hinge requires a slot cut out of it. I have drawn the rectangle but when I push it, it does not depress into the base.slotted hinge.skp (1.6 MB)
It must be something simple, I would appreciate some help.


#2

It is. You have the rectangle in the wrong context. You need to edit the component “hinge - female”.
This might be a good time to explore using the Outliner. In outliner you can see the hierarchy of components and groups.

Shep


#3

Context is key. You need to be in the correct contect for the geometry to work.
Double click your way to the correct context and cut your slot.


#4

Wow, what great replies. Talk about a picture being worth a thousand words :smile: