What would be the best way to cut the slots so that a .625 diameter by 1" long pin can slide through them? I tried wrap then a sweep cut to no avail. Also, what would be the best mate for the pin and slots? Thanks.
See attached part for the sketches and procedures used. I was able to get Wrap to work. I have not tried to mate a pin to this cut out yet.
For mating pins and slots, there are a lot of great ideas in the first challenge - SWPUC - SOLIDWORKS Power User Challenges
I've been wishing for a better set of tools for this sort of thing. Wrap creates side walls that radiate to the center instead of being parallel to each other like an end mill would create when cutting the slots.
So far, the best I could come up with was to do two wraps using the scribe option - one wrap for the major diameter, and another for the minor diameter, and the dimensions for each wrap sketch compensates for the curvature differences. Then loft cut between the two wrapped surfaces. You have to create a lot of extra construction geometry this way, and it doesn't always work depending on the slot geometry, so it is a pain, but that is how I have achieved the most accurate cylindrical cam cuts.
What do the bottom of the slots look like: flat or curved. How does the pin travel in these slots?
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