i am trying to put a chamfer on a hole that is on a curved surface but i cant seem to get it to work with the chamfer tool.
this was made with a revolve (what i wanted)
this is what the chamfer tool does (not desired)
any way to make the chamfer like the top one in the tool?
In reality SW Chamfer Tool tries to stay perpendicular to the surface as it shows in the top picture, which could be right if the part was chamfered prior to forming.
To achieve the image in the bottom picture you would need to have a fixture to hold the pc at that angle to chamfer it.
The question is - when will you be putting the chamfer in before or after bending?
it will be a plastic modeled piece so no bending
Did you try the Hole Wizard and insert the hole on to a plane that is parallel to the table ?
i didnt, i didnt think that would work
I should work quite well, you may need to make a few adjustments, I can't do a sample right now, but will try something soon..
i imagine it would work if i off set a plane to the right spot
You need the plane on the top side of the pc and adjust the point to be concentric to the hole...
i understand that i could achieve the same as the revolve with the hole wizard, i was mostly wondering if there was a way to do it with the chamfer tool.
Tom Puttkammer wrote: i understand that i could achieve the same as the revolve ....tool.
Tom Puttkammer wrote:
i understand that i could achieve the same as the revolve ....tool.
In the real world the feature is achieved with Revolve. Don't fight it in the digital model.
I think I've done this before but had to create a axis so that a plane could be set up where I wanted it.
itd be nice if we could choose like an end condition in the chamfer tool
Ok - just gave it a whirl
You can use the chamfer tool, however you need to create workarounds... What you need to do is get the hole edge flat and off the curve surface first, see below..
Tom,.. in 2017, you can use Face/Face but you'd need a hold line (split line)... if you do not have 2017, you can do a Draft using parting line (off the split line)
Beat to fit, paint to match, but we got it (or we got somethin'):
I think a revolve is definitely the better route
Since I have some legacy stuff leftover from other strategies, here is my workflow:
I hope this helps.
Doesn't beat a revolve, but the workflow may be of use elsewhere.
Please ignore my reply above, it is incorrect.
It sizes the countersink diameter on the right side, which being on the uphill side, prevents the flat head fastener from seating below the top surface on the downhill side.
Below is an approach that correctly uses the downhill side to establish the csink diameter and it uses a hole wizard countersink.
I'm not in front of SW, so I can't put my model where my mouth is at the moment.
But here is my proposed workflow:
Hole wizard bennies over other methods:
Here is the model for the above text (you can't hide the split line BTW):
1/4" csink (only change was to the hole wizard csink size & metric to inch)
I've attached the part for those who may be interested.
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