I can never seem to get face fillets to work, is there something I am missing? I am sure there is a work around for this so what would it be.
I think that, in this case, I would try to delete the radius at 1 and 2 (all around the part), create a sharp corner between surfaces 3, 4, 5 (all around the part) and then add the fillet at 6, then re-add the fillet at 1 and 2 (all around the part) after the corner radius at 6.
Dan may be on to something there since that corner is irregular.. You could also do a couple of boundary surfaces and knit together.
I added a 3d sketch consisting of two splines for this. Tangent to the edges.
Very nice....its better than my idea...LOL
These are all great idea's however because I have to offset the surfaces after none of these work well.
After doing what Dennis said (the Boundary Surface), I was able to thicken the part 2.5mm outward:
But for some reason, offset won't work. Hrmm.
Well, you could thicken it, then delete the connecting faces to get your outer surfaces (unless you were going for thicken anyway).
I did use ruled surface to connect the corners and fillet it that way, but now it won't offset right.
not thicken this is for a die not a part, we design one part of the die then off set it for the female of die, so it has to offset so we are slow and I am suppose to figure out how to make solid works as fast as all our other seats of cad, with that being said I have found so many errors with solid works I don't think this soft ware will ever be as fast as even auto cad mech., everything with this very simple part is not easy at all, nothing works, I am so frustrated I am ready to tell this company to through this seat away. I have come across a problem with every command I up loaded this part if any one so basically first need to un-trim all holes
then all outer corners and fillets. Make the fillet closed all the way around if anyone can make this work I would really like to know how cause everything I try fails,
and I am out of idea's to make solid works work as well as any other soft ware we have.
took some time but I got it all to work a lot of work arounds and trail and error. Very time consuming and not simple at all, Also makes doing designs vey hard most designers do the exact same thing from beginning to end however with solid works I do not seeing this as being possible. So I really don't know what to say to the owners of this company, I think they should of investigated this soft ware before they bought it. Because for what we do here I don't see this soft ware working at all, to many work arounds to many fails. if any one can prove other wise I would love to see it. to do what I did took 4 Hours in Solid works this can be done in auto cad mech. In a matter of minutes. And its still a long way from complete. Using Auto cad we can at least 4 dies a day and with solid works, its been a
half a day and the first design is not even done yet. I just really wish solid works would be held accountable for selling companies like mine soft ware with false pretense it does not work as well as other soft wares, It takes way more time in everything. But nope the sales men all say how great it is, I would love for some one to prove me wrong and show me this really a good design software, But until then I hope I never have to work with solid works, and companies stop listening to sales men and actually research what they are buying. My opinion this was a complete waste of money for us. Sorry for rant but damn.
Travis,.. you are correct,.. when dealing with other geometry from other kernels and units/tolerances,.. SolidWorks is less forgiving, imho.
As for acad mechanical (or mdt).. or, the ShapeManager kernel (Acis/Sat) is using a more tolerant system. so, it is/was more forgiving... btw, if you want to test, import a acad mechanical part into SolidWorks.. my guess, you will have gaps and stitching problems.. I've imported a few Fusion360 files and it was not pretty.
and,.. since you are working with dumb data,.. I'd suggest exporting/importing parasolid often to lessen the feature overhead and/or cleaning up the dumb data so you are not dealing with rebuild issues (tolerance re-stitching).
Also,.. and seriously and logically,.. if you are typically dealing with imported data and repairing it... and you are more comfortable with acad mechanical.. why not repair it in acad mechanical and export/import into SolidWorks? Dumb in/out.. I mean, it's only dumb data.. .right?... who cares where it was repaired... you are getting the job done faster... and you making your boss/client/company money faster...?
Agreed. I do that same thing with some of the things at my other job. They want it in CATIA V5, but the parts are easier to create in SolidWorks. They don't care about history, so I create them in SW, then import them into CATIA....light repair and done.
Well they are trying to get away from auto cad mech, trying to find a cheaper soft ware that can still get the job done fast, we have an NX seat and a Catia seat, almost all data is iges. One seat of solid works and 2 seats of auto cad. so I guess they are now doing the research they should of done before sending the money on this soft ware, the main problem I see is that not all the commands work all the time, meaning the first thing you try fails and so try another way if that fails try another, this takes a lot of time, I just wish the commands would work the way they were attended to all the time, so with that being said, maybe this soft ware is just not good enough for the types of design I do. If it was my call this place needs the strength of NX or Catia. Yeah its a money thing but a company will spend just as much in time as they would in a different soft ware. So the struggle I have now I will always have, with solid works. (nightmare)
Travis,... yeah, NX would be better (yeah it's not cheaper,.. but it has parasolid).. but it (parasolid in this case) has the ability to adjust the modeling tolerance! (I mean, reduce it to 0.02mm if needed!)
hmm,.. does SolidEdge have any tolerance adjustment option??
...oh,.. another tool option.... maybe KeyCreator?
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