In Inventor, I can draw two sketches on different planes, and use an intersection curve feature to create a 3d sketch driven by the two 2d sketches.How do I do this in SW? I want to create a path along an unusual surface.
Can you attach your *.sldprt file here?
There are several ways to do this depending on your geometry (but I have not found a technique that is as slick as Inventor technique).
I was hoping for the Inventor like option. The Project Curve and Intersection Curves aren't cooperating. I used Curves Through Reference Points driven my my two 2d sketches.
Evelyn Down wrote:The Project Curve and Intersection Curves aren't cooperating.
Evelyn Down wrote:
The Project Curve and Intersection Curves aren't cooperating.
I am sure there is a very similar (but different) solution in SolidWorks, but without seeing the file I am reluctant to start a game of 20 questions with representative examples that I have developed over the years (everything I do in the classroom is replicated in both programs).
I think that I understand what you want. CATIA V5 has a similar feature.
In Solidworks, what I would do is extrude both curves as a surface (make 1 completely encompass the other one and make the 2nd one "up to surface" on the first one), then create a new 3D sketch and convert entities from the 2nd surface edges where they intersect the first surface.
Nevermind! See the reply below from Steve Rauenbuehler. This is why I love this forum!!
Insert -> Curve -> Projected, then select "Sketch on Sketch"
Steve Rauenbuehler wrote: Insert -> Curve -> Projected, then select "Sketch on Sketch"
Steve Rauenbuehler wrote:
OK....or.....you could do that. LOL Thanks for pointing that out. I completely forgot about that feature! Wow.
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