I trying to sketch this quad-pod as the start of weldment. But I'm having trouble squaring it up and getting the center section vertical and centered.
And defining it.
What am I doing wrong ?
Thank you, Frank
What version of SolidWorks are you using?
Can you Attach your *.sldprt file here?
I have been following your Frame odyssey for a while and I think that you are working too hard (see Attached file).
Whenever I create a 3D sketch for a skeleton - I first create a 2D sketch to control the 3D sketch skeleton.
Much much easier to create, and especially to edit.
In the real world it is difficult to measure/control angles, but relatively easy to measure/control Width, Depth and Height.
Did you extruded Boss then Drafted that body Professor ?
The process that I used is in the feature tree.
You did not answer my question - what version of SolidWorks are you using?
Attach your *.sldprt file here and end all doubt.
Sorry. I'm using the SW18'-19' V.
As soon as i figure out how to upload or attach the file I will do so.
I am using '19-'20, so you would not be able to open my file.
I Lofted a surface body from the base sketch to the apex point and then projected the edges of the surface body into the 3D sketch.
How can I attach a file to a forum post?
What's wrong is you're using 3D sketch only.
3D sketch can be a combination of 2D sketches.
Start at the bottom with a 2D sketch, with a center rectangle.
I started typing something to try to help, but I kept having to make so many assumptions that I gave up. Please post your file here.
I think you summed it up pretty well...There should be a link to the FAQ sections about posting to the forum when people sign up. It should start off with something like, "Help us help you, please read the following before posting to the forum."
Dont think that your doing anything wrong. Keep working at it....
there is a command
display delete relations you may want to look at,
That or start with your box and draw it up from the origin instead of from the origin down.
Try to do like this:
Select Top Plane and all the lines and set them On Plane:
Then Sketch the rest:
I included these mid point cunstruction lines so you can dimension the face angles too (if needed)
For 3d sketches sometimes it's easier to convert entities from edges of another feature.
Here I used a Surface extrude with draft, but a loft to a point could have been a good option.
3d sketches are tricky. You need to make sure you use the minimum number of relations and consider the order in which you add them.
utilising planes when you can always helps.
video attached (about 1 minute long)
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