Hi! I have modeled this seat and I'm wanting to cut section profiles from this so that I can make a mold using Wooden profiles and foam. Does solidworks have a way to do this? What is the best way to do this?
You could e.g. extrude a plate for the first cut without "merge results", pattern the bodies. Subtract the bodies with the "combine" feature.
You could use the split tool. Then create a configuration for each profile so you can hide the other profiles. See attached.
Good point Greg,
I was looking at the wooden car
Maybe I've missed what the OP was trying to achieve....
I may be misunderstanding as well, but it seems OP wants to know the geometry at each plane. Intersection curve would be appropriate, I believe.
What I want to do is take a profile (2D) at each section (the planes), then print those profiles out on paper at full scale. After that I will then cut the profiles out (now templates) and glue them on sheets of wood and spaces them out like the wooden car. I guess my end goal with the profiles is to make 2D templates for each station.
Intersection Curve is the tool you want to use. It is found in Tools > Sketch Tools > Intersection Curve. It may also be on your toolbar under "Convert Entities".
The easiest way to do this would be to turn on your selection filter to select ONLY solid bodies and planes. You may need to right click your toolbar and add the "Selection Filter" toolbar to it. The plane selection filter is two buttons to the right of the solid body filter.
After these are turned on:
Do this for each plane.
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