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Linear Slide

One type of linear motion slide has a square groove along which an upside-down T shape slides.

To make a square-groove linear slide:

  1. Draw a rectangle 10 x 3".
  2. Set Z to .75.
  3. Draw another rectangle 10 x 1
  4. Set Z to .505
  5. Center the second rectangle in the first.
  6. Click the Machine button.
  7. Click Grooves | Parameters.
  8. Enter .25, .25, .25, Add to form the square groove.
  9. Click OK, OK.
  10. Click the Pyramid button to see the 3D view.
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