Is it possible to draft positive and negative about a parting line/surface in one operation?
Similar that shown below but without having 2 draft features
Unless you use the extrude feature, I don't think you can apply both positive and negative drafts at one operation using the draft feature
I almost never work with molds, so I rarely use draft, but if you'll use the "Mid Plane" option to create the body you can add draft in both directions in one operation. Does that help?
Another way is to use the "Direction 2" check box. See below:
This will allow you to vary the details like length and draft between the two directions.
Yes, you can flip direction of pull on both sides and have differing draft angles.
Thank you very much for your replies.
I'm aware of the mid plane and direction 2 (with draft) options. I suppose my screen shot was a bit misleading, but the actual part that I'm working on is much more complex, all extrusions and cuts have already been completed. What I need to do now is add draft, post extrude and cut, in opposite directions.
If you look at the screen shot below you can see a split line that I've inserted around my slot. What I want to do is apply positive draft above the split line and negative draft below. I've been able to complete this as 2 separate draft features but I'm wondering if it can be done in one operation?
The only way I can think if is to draw the profile of the draft in both directions and then sweep it around the slot. That would achieve the same thing in one operation.....but may be more time consuming. Depending on other factors.
I think I have my answer, it's what I suspected. Simultaneous draft in opposing directions is not possible.
Now that I know that, it's ok, I can work around it.
Thanks for your help
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