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Modeling a knurled surface on an object creates a very slow part. It can be done many ways if you really need to model this surface but it is more ideal to create the major diameter of the knurled surface then add a knurl material to the face.
But, it is required by the customer to make a 3d knurl pattern on the surface for mould making purposes..
I already made knurled patterned but only in cylindrical objects , But it was a hardtime for me to this in an irregular surface because i was making a pattern
there is no option as normal to surface when i use a curve driven pattern..
Can you help me with this..
Knowing how the "knurled" surface would be created in the actual parts forming the mould cavity, might give a clue how to create it in the model.
Can you post an image of the irregular surface?
just see attachment ..
I hope you can help me with this..
What size is the part shown?
You could create a series of intersecting sweeps across the surface, but that will result in a huge file if the surface finish is to be a true knurled type finish.
Do you know how will the knurl will be created in the cavity part?
Your right kelvin..I made a lot of sweeps in order to make a true knurled pattern on that surface.
Leonardo may you share with me the file you've created. I want to to get an idea on how you made if that's ok to you..Please save it in Solidworks 2007 edition...Thanks..
Is there any option in Solidworks that when you create a curve drive pattern, there is an option there face normal?