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Why can't I pocket this

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New user here.
I am modeling a connector (see photo)
I used a datum plane for the location of the two holes. When I click on the pocket button, the pockets do not appear.
Why?
Is there a better way to put a hole in the cylinder than using the datum plane?
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Re: Why can't I pocket this

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gooddealonly wrote: Sun Jul 03, 2022 4:01 pm Why?
The pocket has to be reversed.
Is there a better way to put a hole in the cylinder than using the datum plane?
Yes: omit the DatumPlane and place the sketch directly on XZ plane. Make the pocket symmetric through all.
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Re: Why can't I pocket this

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Why are you using a DP?

You could just use a STD plane, it would then be clear about why the pocket doesn't work.

Tick reverse, or set reverse to true in properties tab.
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Re: Why can't I pocket this

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I would redo it that way :
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Re: Why can't I pocket this

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I remove the datum plane and use the XZ plane to sketch the holes, click Symmetic to plane. It worked. Thanks.
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Re: Why can't I pocket this

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Thanks.

I used the DP because I watch a Youtube video on how to put a hole in a cylinder.
That worked.
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Re: Why can't I pocket this

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gooddealonly wrote: Sun Jul 03, 2022 5:05 pm I used the DP because I watch a Youtube video on how to put a hole in a cylinder.
What is "DP"?

(I deleted your double post, which you could also have done yourself as long as there is no response)
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Re: Why can't I pocket this

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DP = DatumPlane ?
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Re: Why can't I pocket this

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Yes, DP = Datum Plane.

The youtube video I watched was to use the DP to cut a hole at an angle to the cylinder.
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Re: Why can't I pocket this

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gooddealonly wrote: Sun Jul 03, 2022 8:16 pm ...The youtube video I watched...
As with many (perhaps most?) things on interweb (and in particular YT) you have to be very selective what you believe and who do you follow ;)
There are some excellent videos on YT but there is also a lot of total rubbish :roll:
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