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

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.

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

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.

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