I'm trying to create a ring like in the below image, where the thickness changes from one side to the other.
Any ideas on how this can be achieved?
Finally managed to fix it... I had to add extra centre lines to the profiles in order to get a pierce relationship with the guide curve. I could only do this as a sweep feature, the loft feature kept resulting in a 'self intersecting' error.
Yes, create a second circular curve as a "Guide Curve" and use the what you have "profile and path" along with created guide curve to complete your shape.
Doesn't seem to work. Might be because i'm using 2018 version. Would you be able to upload the file you created in an earlier version please.
..just make sure you "pierce"..
I only have SW2019 and 2020. Here's what I did - very easy to do:
Create Sketch with path and Guide Curve (the circle that defines the variable radius), then create the profile by piercing the Path and Guide. Sweep using profile, Path and Guide curve.
I've tried using the sweep and this is what i get...
also, i've tried with the loft and get this error...
really stumped by this.
Use loft half model and mirror it.
Don't use guide curves, only centerline and close loft option like I show there: https://forum.solidworks.com/message/1038856?commentID=1038856#comment-1038856
Make a center line loft. for half of your ring and mirror it.
Like wrote Elmar but you don't need use mirror.
Check "close loft" option and use "big" circle as "center line"
it works well in SWX 2018 too. I've used an additional point to pierce the profile to the guide curve.
Find my example (SWX2018) attached.
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