Feature recognition will not work, whether I do it automatically or if I do it interactively.
I need to be edit te features so that I can create some profiles at carious sections and provide them to inspection
Don Hatchard wrote: tried that, wouldnt work either. In fact the screen shot I added above is from when I tried the intersection curve.@
Don Hatchard wrote:
tried that, wouldnt work either. In fact the screen shot I added above is from when I tried the intersection curve.@
That screen shot looks like a section, not a plane being used for the Intersection Curve.Were you selecting the edges or the faces?
Just create some plans and you can reference intersection faces to create what you need if you want to do it in a model. Other way is just lay down some drawing views and section through the points you want to.
You don't need to run the model through the Feature Recognition module to be able to create section profiles.
You should run the Import Diagnostics on the model though, to check for gaps and faulty faces.
Thanks for the reply guys. I tried using a new plane to sketch on. But what I cannot do is get a line to draw, on the plane, coincident with the any profile edge of the sectioned surface. Ive always been able to when I can do a feature recognition first.
I cant do a entities conversion either. the blue line is what I am looking to draw.
You can't use the sectioned edges to convert. What you'll have to do is place your lines and use other hard edges, I see a transition/tangent line in that view, try using that.
I was trying to do that but because I will be using this as a measurement reference master (then inspecting castings at the same sections) and comparing to the model dimensions i can then interpret twist, shrink, deformation etc. So the lines need to be exactly perfect.
Did you try using the Intersection Curve tool?
Kevin, it worked, I was selecting the edges not the faces. Problem solved, got a nice chain around the surface now, got my inspection points, all is right in the world today.
Thanks to all of you.
Attach the file here and end all doubt.
Ill try the thicken option if i can find it, but Ive attached the file also.
Im trying to take dimensions from datum A to specific locations at each chordal section, (AA, BB, CC).
Don,.. well, as you have probably found out by now.. your sections will be splines.. so,. are you wanting to convert them to be analytical (arcs/lines)?
..and below shows a few analytical surfaces.. the black, red, orange and olive.
Got it figured out Paul, thanks!
Is it a surface body? you'll get better sections from a solid. add a thicken function or a knit surface with the "create solid" box checked. You'll be able to convert entities then as well.
Ill try this, not sure where to find the "thicken" function.
I usually find mine at Kentucky Fried Chicken.......
Alternatively, extrude planar surfaces through the model where you want the section lines, then use the "intersection curve" feature to create the sketches you're after.
Worked, gotta be doing it right for it to work!
I don't normally do Feature Recognition but when I do I usually do it manually.
Try doing the recognition in the manual mode and start from reverse direction. Think backwards, in other words. Do the fillets and chamfers last and work yourself back to the main portion of the body. This works for easier parts and sometimes will work for more difficult parts, too.
Don, have you considered throwing it into a drawing and using a section view? That should allow you to interact with the sectioned edges and insert dimensions as needed.
I had not, but intersection curves worked, I was just doing it wrong.
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