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How can I add boss extrude patterns on a multi-curve surface?

Question asked by Hj Grinwis on Mar 1, 2016
Latest reply on Mar 3, 2016 by Paul Salvador

Hey everyone,

 

I'm trying to model a screwdriver as accurately as possible, to get some practice in the semi-advanced modeling features SolidWorks provides. I'm stuck at creating the little bumps on the grip, and I was hoping someone could offer some advice.

 

As you can see here, the handle of the screwdriver is pretty detailed, with a lot of different curves. Notice the indented parts of the handles consist of three different curved parts.

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Also, the indents are not parallel to any of the standard planes, but are angled. Two of the indents are parallel to Plane 2, which is on a 35 degree angle from the front plane.

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So far so good. What I'm trying to recreate is this:

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These little bumps are about 2mm high, including the rounded top, and 1.5mm in diameter. So far I haven't been able to find a suitable solution to recreate them in such a way that they all are approximately equally tall, and follow the curve of the surface.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated

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