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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Sectioning Parts in Assembly - Who's Section is it, Anyway?

“Divide your movements into easy-to-do sections. If you fail, divide again.”
 Peter Nivio Zarlenga

Coming up with a blog post was a little difficult after a great holiday with friends and family, as well as a fantastic snowboarding trip to Mammoth Mountain, Ca.

But here's a situation that was asked of me before I left for my holiday that caused me to wrack my brain a bit.

The question was this:  I want to create a section in an assembly, but I want to control who sections, and who doesn't. 

This is what I started with

Fortunately,  I had found this once long ago, and the memory was still in the back of my head, covered by a thick layer of mental dust.

I had to remember how to get to something like this

So before I forget how to do it all over again, here's how to section a component in an assembly!

Happy Inventing!  And here's a couple of pictures of the insane snowfall we had on the mountain

Under here hides a Christmas Tree

One of the best days we had.  They were still setting of avalanche charges though!

The view from the mountain was stunning!


  1. Man, I am sooo jealous!! I was only able to visit there for a day while I was in the Marines. Pictures just don't do it justice. Truly the most beautiful place I've personally ever visited.

    Didn't know about the sectioning trick. Another great vid!!

  2. @Brian Hall: I'm glad the sectioning trick helped!

    And Mammoth was amazing. I haven't seen that much snow in... Well, ever!