I am a new user of CAD software period, so here I go…I have a piece of flat bar metal that is currently 3" wide and 20" long…and all I want to do is make the total length 11" and then cut a notch in one side of it that is 4" long. I sketched the total dimensions of the 3x20 flat bar and converted only the lines that I want to cut on…to construction lines, because most of the perimeter lines are fine, since I am starting off with a piece of flat bar that the dimensions are fine except I need a certain length and then a notch cut in it. The file looks fine in Design in CAD but when I go to Manufacture and click on the 2D and try to do the cut path…the entire perimeter of the drawing is being selected as one big cut path, which is not what I want. The image labeled ‘Design’
is how it looks in the Design view and you can see where I have made all lines where I don’t want to cut, the Construction lines. The image ‘Manufacture’
is where I am in Manufacture and clicked on defining the cut path and it shows that the entire perimeter
is selected and wanting to cut all of the outside lines. The image ‘Desired cuts’
is where I marked up the screenshoot to try and show the only places where I am wanting the piece of metal cut at…the lines that I have marked as 1, which is the notch I was referring to, and then the one right side marked as 2, which is the 11" mark where I want to cut the metal plate all the way down at. I hope this make sense. I am wanting to draw the whole part but yet learn how to do the cut path so that only parts 1 and 2 are on the cut path and not the entire perimeter.
And finally why is the XYZ axis correct in Design but when I go to Manufacture, the XYZ axis is in the middle of my part?