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How to write a plugin to generate a variable offset ruled surface

Question asked by Johannes Kronberger on Oct 15, 2015

Would it be possible to write a plugin for solidworks in C# to generate a ruled surface with variable offset? We have hacks to do this via the standard modelling tools. See How to create a variable offset ruled surface. for those techniques. Unfortunately these techniques fail due to self intersection when the geometry is more complex. Would anybody be interested in writing or assisting to write a plugin that can do this?

 

The parameters could be a table similar to

 

Position
Offset
01mm
0.510mm
0.7519mm
1.020mm

where the position is normalized along the length of the ruled surface.

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