Hi, I am trying to model knurling like in the picture below on the curved surface below as well. I am running into some trouble finding a good way to do this, any recommendations are appreciated. I have also attached the model, thank you!!
There are 2 different way i found for Knurling feature. May be this will help you.
1) Use appearance on the face where you need knurling. Here is an link. I attached example with appearance.
How to Represent a Knurled Surface in SOLIDWORKS
2) Use extrude cut & pattern here is an link.
Tutorial - Creating knurl in SolidWorks? | GrabCAD Tutorials
Thank you for the help. I do not want to have the knurling just as appearance and the tutorial you sent is great for a cylinder shaped component, but it doesn't apply to my part. Any other ideas? Appreciate the help.
Here is maybe another approach cut,pattern,flex
That's a great approach. I always have a lot of issues with the Flex feature though, plus I have already modeled the part, just need the knurling. Anyway to do such a pattern on a curved face?
Take a look on
2019 SOLIDWORKS Help - 3D Textures and the 3D Texture PropertyManager
SOLIDWORKS 2019 3D Textures - YouTube
That looks like an awesome feature!! But I don't have SW 2019 yet :/
only have step for you cause did it in 2019
used face curves to get 3-d sketch line on curve, then patterned,
I did a video on knurling on cylindrical surfaces a while back that might be helpful- using a swept cut
Knurling in SOLIDWORKS - YouTube
In this case you would need to adapt the swept cut so it is based on the curved surface. Once you have the seed swept cut created, you could use a curve driven pattern and mirror it to produce the final shape. This would be a very accurate way to represent the knurling, although it has a punishing rebuild time.
In this case I used the project curve command on an offset surface to create the path for the swept cut. See attached SOLIDWORKS file (2017)
Here are the intermediate steps in case you can't access the file for some reason:
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