Is there a method to create a zero radius circle.
I have 2 lines that have an offset value. The value can be zero. But if the value is non zero I need a circle where the offset line is.
A spline maybe?
I'm not sure what you're saying is right. Draw a line and then select that line and the offset tool. You offset can be zero or any number.
The part I am working has asymmetric reference point with a constant offset. I wanted to revolve the offset to project it onto a plane.
Unfortunately, no. As soon as you get it to a 0 radius, it will give you an error.
A couple of options:
1) don't let the circle go to 0. Let it go to, say, .0001" instead.
2) create 2 features each with different sketches.
Feature 1: the 2 lines with the arc between them.
Feature 2: The 2 lines with no arc
Then Suppress/unsuppress the features as needed (while feature 1 is unsuppressed, feature 2 is suppressed) inside different configurations. Then other configs to change the size of the unsuppressed feature 1 as needed.
3) If the arc in question can be re-created as a fillet feature afterwards, then use the configurations to suppress/unsuppress and change the size of the fillet as needed.
4) You MIGHT be able to get away with a spline. But I am not sure how you would control the radius except to use a fit spline. But then as soon as your radius disappeared you would get an error......so not sure on this one. Experimentation will need to be done.
I really don't need it to be a circle. I can probably get away with a point that slides along a rays from the circle. Then reference the sliding points.
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