I am trying to do an extruded feature with an inward draft on a part I am modelling. but instead of the draft being at an angle I want it to be at a 65 degree radius. Is this possible or is there another tool which does something similar?
Draft at a radius? Please upload a sketch of what you're trying to do.
Attach your file and a basic sketch
Jack Giblin wrote: I am trying to do an extruded feature with an inward draft on a part I am modelling. but instead of the draft being at an angle I want it to be at a 65 degree radius. Is this possible or is there another tool which does something similar?
Jack Giblin wrote:
I also misunderstand your statement. 65 degree is a measurement of angle, not radius.
If you want a fixed radius, I suggest that you create a reference plane for end condition, put a dimensioned sketch on that, and produce a Lofted Boss/Base between the profiles.
Then again, I may misunderstand the question.
Let me ambiguate this. In one sense, a degree can be a measurement of distance if it represents Latitude of the Earth.
"Each degree of latitude is approximately 69 miles (111 kilometers) apart. The range varies (due to the earth's slightly ellipsoid shape) from 68.703 miles (110.567 km) at the equator to 69.407 (111.699 km) at the poles." from gis.stackexchange.com
Therefore, your end condition of a 65 degree radius COULD represent approximately 4,485 miles. You should have difficulty representing this within Solidworks due to finite (but large) boundaries and limitations. Manufacturing it would be much more difficult, as its size would be larger than Eurasia (I think).
This is a case where maybe resorting to other features is better. You might start with a draft to lay out basic topology, then use sweep or other features to finish the job.
Why you can't draft Angle first and then after add your radii?
I'm not sure what you are looking for, but try this (file attached)...
If I understood it right, you are trying to do some kind of non-linear or curved taper...
If that is the case, you could try a sweep with circular guide curve(s)...
That's about what I thought. Extrude a box w/o draft, then cut away with either a Swept Cut or multiple Cut-Extrudes.
Simple answer to, "as you can see here from the base to the mid point is an extruded draft but the sides are at a radius instead of just straight. Is this possible with a feature?" No you cannot do this in one feature as an extrude with curved draft, but suggestions here show multiple ways of achieving this shape.
Yeah that's what I was wondering, Thanks
To answer your original question. No If you want curved sides like the picture, I'd suggest to extrude it straight and then cut away what you don't want. Doesn't seem all that difficult to me.
Yeah I have set the curve I wanted and extruded cut from all 4 sides, I have got the result I wanted now. I have learned you cant do it in 1 feature.
You can but it is the best method. You could have done a loft with the guide curves but sometime the easiest way is the best way.
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