I have drawn a plate (14"x16"x.75") and was able to draw 4 holes. 1 hole in each corner of the plate. I have also been able to draw 2 additional holes where I plan to mount a press. For each of these 6 holes I was able to use push pull to establish a hole completely through the plate. I now need to create a partial depth hole, roughly 1/2" deep, around the last 2 holes I mentioned previously. these partial depth holes are where the washer and bolt head will nest so the plate can rest flat on the bench top. The problem comes in after I draw the circle I want to push pull to the correct depth.
I fist tried to draw everything in 2D, which works for completing the holes that go completely through the plate. This method however leaves me with the area that is to be at partial depth hole still at 2D thickness. Push pull will only move that area vertically through the space it is in and will not add any depth/thickness to the area.
I then tried drawing all 6 full depth holes in 2D, bringing the plate to the appropriate thickness and erased the remaining parts that covered the 6 holes. This is now where I am stuck. I can draw a circle around the 2 holes where the bolt head will be recessed into but I cannot push pull this circle to remove the area in question. Using push pull in this area results in a thickness change to the whole plate and not simply the area in the newly drawn circle.
I have uploaded the current drawing as this may better explain what I am attempting.
Any help is appreciated.
Work Bench Plate for Press.skp (59.8 KB)