How would I go about creating a slot that is cut into a cylinder? A sweep with a tool?
Hello Doug,... my interpretation,.. they look like revolve cuts? (image/file attached)
Does this help?
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Yeas it is. Thanks!
Interesting. I didn't consider a revolved cut. Can you share your model?
Same as Paul Salvador said but not many operations
I did this with a 3 sketch lofted cut (and circ pattern after):
On the slot axis plane (mine's 30° to get it to fit) as it intersects the .1482 plane, I created lines at 15° and created a R/O dim where the lines passed through the planes below. This R/O dim is my slot length at each of the planes. This slot references the first slot's height.
SW2018 attached for carving upon.
There are not many details or dimensions, so is your assignment to just model something similar with the slots entering a cylindrical face at an angle?
Basically yes. Constrained to a sweep angle of lets say 90 degrees.
Appreciate everyone's input here but I think Paul and Ruben have the simplest way to create the slot. The Revolved cut took very little time to construct and honestly is the simplest way I've seen so far. Pretty simple actually. Isn't that life though... Seems like it's the simple things that give us the most trouble. Thanks everyone!
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