Problem Generating Mortise in SU 2017 Make


#1

Sometimes when I am trying to ‘cut’ a mortise in a cabinet wall, I get a message that my cut is limited to 0". I am doing this by drawing the walls and shelf in place (making each a component as I go), then selecting each wall and the shelf, then selecting Intersect Faces in Selection. I then move the shelf out of the way, draw a rectangle where the lines intersect with the wall and shelf, then selecting the resulting rectangle and use Push-Pull to indent the mortise to the required depth. It usually works just fine, but some times it does not. Am I missing something, or forgetting a step. Any ideas?


#2

There could be a stray line in the way. It’s difficult to say without seeing your model. Can you share an example of one that’s not working.


#3

That was exactly the problem. Upon really close, magnified examination, I found that I had extra lines where my first attempt had not gotten all of the shelf marked to intersect faces. When I erased the extra lines, the mortise cut precisely as it was supposed to do. Thank you for the suggestion.


#4

There’s easier ways to do this if you’re interested.


#5

DaveR Yes, I am interested. (all knowledge is useful at some point in time).


#6

Could you share your SKP file? I’ll make an example of it. :smiley:


#7

I will try to upload it. But it has been corrected and the dadoes are cut. Sorry I did not keep a file of the original error.

Tout comprendre c’est tout pardonner


#8

That’s OK. I can remove the dadoes.


#9

OK, here is the corrected file. Alas, I did not keep copy of the error file.

Paint Cabinet.skp (78.5 KB)


#10

No worries. I’ll take a look.


#11

The original error was that only the bottom line of the shelf was selected (as well as the body of the shelf), and that resulted in a triangle shape when I intersected faces and tried to cut the dado. The hidden lines were in the back of the cabinet side, which I only found when I removed the back (and I thank instructors for teaching me to make components as soon as I constructed a piece of anything). Once I erased those lines, the dado cut just fine, while I made sure to remove the shelf and select ALL of the end before replacing the shelf and intersecting faces.

Tout comprendre c’est tout pardonner


#12

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