I have a vine photo that I turned into a DWG using Rea File Converter. It worked and looks great. However, I need to fillet it and Solidworks 2018 will not fillet it at all. Any help would be appreciated.
I'm pretty sure you aren't going to be able fillet this as it is a massive spline (2x).
That's terrible news. I wanted to put it on a 1/2" thick round disc and blend it into the disc. Then use Solidcam to make a 3D portrait. Is there no other way to smooth the edges and get it to look as if the edges are melting into the the disc?
I got it to fillet just fine. Try putting your backing piece on (merge) and then try to fillet.
Just saw your post Shawn. I am going to try that. What were your extrude and fillet sizes? My extrude is.5 and I am trying to do a .25 fillet.
Your fillet might be too large. Try making it smaller. I did a .5 extrude and a .06" fillet.
Oh.. I need a larger fillet to make it look as if it is blending into the base. I am building the assembly now to test it with your merge suggestion.
Good luck, just remember there are usually a half dozen ways to accomplish a modeling task. Some easier than others.
I'm off to vote!
There is no option to blend the edges of 1 part into another..other than fillet?
Ok. as far as I understood you wanted to fillet a spline object, not fillet an extrusion. A little clarification helps up front.
I guess this is a no go in Solidworks. No matter what I try, I cannot get this filleted correctly. It is frustrating.
Hello Sta,.. it's possible..or from what I can see manually, it would mean breaking away the leaves or offsetting the outside wall .25" for each leaf and fillet and mend back to the stock/center? (image attached)
Thanks Paul. I'll give that a go. I've never had any trouble with the fillet function before. I believe Solidworks doesn't like DWG files made by Rea very much. I was going to try autotrace to make a DWG, but autotrace is not working at all, even though it is enabled. This project seems to be one roadblock after another.
It's not that SW does not like the DWG from that program, it is just the geometry. As glen points out, if you edit the sketches just a little to eliminate the sharp corners you should be able to get a fillet to work. I was pleasantly surprised by the small number of spline points that it generated. Often conversions create a zillion points along the contours that need to be simplified before they are useful.
Fillet doesn't seem to be working at all with any sketches. I gave up on the vines because nothing worked to get a .25 fillet. So i made a sketch of a girl in profile, a simple sketch, and even it will not fillet! Even with a.4 wall offset! What is the solution..if any!
Maybe I'm not understanding what you're trying to do. I was able to get a .08 fillet on an edge okay, but it failed if I tried to increase it, probably because of the sharp corners at the lips and at the top of the ponytail.
I edited the sketch and pulled those two spline points out a little bit to smooth out those two corners...
...and that allowed me to get the fillet up to 0.13 before it failed.
More editing on the sketch would allow a larger radius.
I think Glenn has a good idea. If you can create a larger radius for the minimum curvature, the filleting might improve.
Consider taking the original bitmap artwork and use Gaussian Blur then Threshold. It possible that might be a faster way by doing it in pixels, then converting it to a vector, rather than editing all the splines.
You might also be able to use this method to create boundary surfaces with the effect you want and skip filleting altogether ... I'm thinking kind of like a topographic map.
The contours alone might not be sufficient, need some curves in the other direction, like a web to control the shape of the surface between the contours.
Here's your DWG converted to an image, then a second version processed as I described above.
EDIT, added a thicker/heavier version .....
Here it is using Chris Dordoni black almost circle vines blur and threshold thicker.png
scaled down after fillets, not sure on actual size needed but this is 92mm disc
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