
Re: Radius Equation
Glenn Schroeder Feb 2, 2017 2:24 PM (in response to Diego Munoz)Doubleclick on the line's dimension. Highlight the current value and hit the Equal sign on your keyboard, then click on the radius dimension. That will create a link between the two, keeping them equal. For other situations you can enter more information after clicking on the other dimension, such as /2 to keep one dimension half the value of the other, or *2 to double it.

Re: Radius Equation
Deepak Gupta Feb 2, 2017 2:25 PM (in response to Diego Munoz)Will they both be same when you change radius? I mean if you make it 5 then what would be the length of the line?

Re: Radius Equation
Diego Munoz Feb 2, 2017 2:57 PM (in response to Deepak Gupta)What I'm trying to show is e.g. a rod of a length "L" and I want to show it curved with different radiuses. The length "L" must remain constant. Thank you.

Re: Radius Equation
Deepak Gupta Feb 2, 2017 3:00 PM (in response to Diego Munoz)Simply link the value to radius value.

Re: Radius Equation
Diego Munoz Feb 4, 2017 3:24 PM (in response to Deepak Gupta)Hi Deepak, I'm not sure how to do that, link the value to radius value, thank you.


Re: Radius Equation
Rick Becker Feb 2, 2017 4:11 PM (in response to Diego Munoz)You need to calculate the Perimeter of the arc and make that equal to line length.
I think you may be missing a dimension The height of the arc from the line.

Re: Radius Equation
Diego Munoz Feb 4, 2017 3:23 PM (in response to Rick Becker)Thank you for your reply. Now that I've had more time to look at this project the line is not really important. What I'm really after is showing a series of arcs with different radiuses, but the same length, and that's what I'm having trouble doing, thank you again for your help.

Re: Radius Equation
Deepak Gupta Feb 5, 2017 12:13 AM (in response to Diego Munoz)When you say same length, then do you mean the horizontal line length OR the length of the arc?

Re: Radius Equation
Diego Munoz Feb 5, 2017 10:00 AM (in response to Deepak Gupta)The length of the arc.
Just as in real life if I have a rod of a length "L" and I bend it in whatever direction the length "L" will stay the same no matter how much I bend it. I'm trying to do this in a sketch mode maybe is easier and I have more options if I do it with a solid part, thank you.

Re: Radius Equation
Deepak Gupta Feb 5, 2017 10:17 AM (in response to Diego Munoz)Then here is is what you need (check attached video) and no need for any equations.

Radius Arc Length.mp4 735.7 KB

Re: Radius Equation
Babak Shei Feb 21, 2017 10:11 AM (in response to Deepak Gupta)How did you pull out that dimension??

Re: Radius Equation
Deepak Gupta Feb 21, 2017 10:18 AM (in response to Babak Shei)The arc length? If yes then select the two end point and then click on the arc to get the dimension.



Re: Radius Equation
Jim Steinmeyer Feb 21, 2017 10:25 AM (in response to Deepak Gupta)Deepak,
What did you use to create the mp4? That could come in handy with some of the questions I have had.









Re: Radius Equation
Craig Schultz Feb 2, 2017 4:54 PM (in response to Diego Munoz)Is this what you're after? You can change the flat length and the radius.

Part1.SLDPRT.zip 39.7 KB

Re: Radius Equation
Diego Munoz Feb 4, 2017 3:17 PM (in response to Craig Schultz)Hi and thank you for your reply. I was not able to open the file you sent me. I have SolidWorks 2012.
