I'm trying to create a swept cut along the 3D sketch that will go from a really large ellipse to a thin one, which can be seen by the blue splines on the surface. Here's the picture:
I'm trying to get it to look similarly to this:
Here's the file
..maybe something like this?
Could you explain how you did it? I have the 2018 version, so I can't open your file
Insert a sketch in between two end points.
I'm still relatively new to the boundary surface tool, so I'm not exactly sure how you did it. I inserted the sketch and used the curves as the guide curve, but it is telling me that there is self-intersecting geometry.
Video is attached.
For some reason, It won't let me select the curve for Direction 2 through the Selection Manager. In addition, I'm trying to make a round divet through the surface rather than extruding it out.
Here's my video, showing that I don't have the option to click on the curve for Direction 2. Also, after creating the boundary surface, would it be possible to use the "Cut with Surface" tool on the just-created surface to create the divet along the body?
I tried that, but I'm still getting the same results. Would there be another way to do this? Sorry, I know this is frustrating for you
Guide line is converted to 3D curve, in this way it is made visible throughout the selection.
When selecting the sketches for Boundary Surface you have to select a point in same side of two separate sketches otherwise you will get a twisted result.
You need a selection window to do this. If you not getting it contact VAR.
It works! Thank you so much for that.
However, my main goal was to carve into the surface rather than having it popped out, like in the second picture of the original post. I tried using cut with surface, but that doesn't work
Sorry for my low capabilities on Solidworks, but I'm not exactly sure what you did. For example, I know what features you used based on the design tree, but I don't know the exact dimensions of the features. I tried playing around with it, but I'm getting a lot of errors
I copied what you did but I'm getting this error:
Hello Sidney,.. I'm not surprised, it's edge/edge with a trimmed surface (boundary) and the cut may not know what side, so it errors.
Option B,.. you can do/add something else or approach the cut as a enclosed volume (instead of a halve).. that is, (see attached image) instead of the extrude to surface I used (in place of the side intersection curves) .. rollback your "Sketch - side wave" and copy/offset (0) your "Surface-Loft7" and "Trim" that copy using your "Sketch - side wave".. (you will need to reassign the parent/child relations for all of your Boundary).. now, mirrror/knit and cut.
(btw, you have a few "Split Lines" in this model before the Surface Cut,.. these buggers can really create havoc.. I'd suggest you do them at/toward the end of the feature tree,.. so be very aware of where you place/use them.)
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