Self cutting component works in one model, not in another. Ideas?

I’m pretty savvy with self cutting components. I know the component is created right, as it works as intended (cuts properly) in one model. I copied the component from that model and pasted into another. It works in model #1, but not in model #2.

In the second model, I’ve verified that its settings are still “glue: any” and “self cutting.”

In the second model, I’m nested inside several subgroups. Could that be the issue? If so, I’ve never heard of that before.

Any ideas?

Is the cutting component pasted inside the lowest level group so it’s being applied right on a face?

What happens if, once you’ve pasted the component into the model, you drag a copy of it out from the In Model library and position it on the face? Does it cut the opening then?

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Thanks for the reply!

Yes and no. I’m dragging from the component (model) library, and it’s definitely being dragged onto a face that is not protected inside sub-nested group. What’s funnier, on other services in the same model, I was able to get it to cut. I’m chalking this one up to a glitch in the model, and moving on.

Doug, one other thought before you move on. Is it possible the face you are placing the component on is subdivided? Turn on hidden geometry to check. You may be right that it is an oddity with that one model but usually there’s an explanation for these kinds of things.

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You should also be aware that copy paste is never a good way of copying a glued component from one face to the other.

When you copy a glued component, the reference point you use should be at the face the component is glued to and you should paste it to a point in the face you are going to glue to.

Copy paste allow no such control so it will work only on special conditions where the bottom left most point of your component is also a point in the face’s plane.

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Dave R: Thanks. Good tip. I have moved on, but may backtrack just to check that.

JQL: Thanks, another good tip. However, I didn’t copy-and-paste from one face to another. Rather, I imported the component from one SKP file to another SKP file. In fact, even though I said “copy and paste” above, in addition to simple copy and paste method of getting into the file, I then also actually used the “File > Import” option, as it’s the more proper way to get the component into a new file. Once inside the other SKP file, I always dragged it from the component docker to the model face.