I try to cut sweep a solid on a cylinder surface but every time got an error message
Does someone have a solution for this?
Well, then start with a solid cylinder, make the cut, and then add a center hole. With a little imagination, these problems are easy.
I was able to get it to work. This is what I did:
I'm not sure which of these or what combination was the problem, but it works.
Thanks, for the quick answer.
It is almost good, but I would like to cut all the way through the cylinder.
What do you think about this method?
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Maha Nadarasa wrote: What do you think about this method? SOLIDWORKS – How To Create J Slots
Maha Nadarasa wrote:
Um, I wouldn't do either of those things. I'd make something for illustration purposes on the drawing and let the machinist do what he thinks is the best way to handle it. The swept solid is another one of those "don't use it if you need accuracy" sort of features. If you really just need a groove cut by a CNC, let the CNC people determine it, don't try to use bad geometry to force them into something you really didn't intend.
..offset/copy surface 0, trim, ruled surface, extend, thicken, combine subtract, radii...
It seems that the radius of the path and the length (toward the center of the bigger cylinder) of the the tool does matter. The right combination will work. I'm guessing it has something to do with the geometry while Solidworks is making the cut. If you take Maha Nadarasa's part file and make the tool longer (total length=14), you will have the same issue.
In your case, edit Boss-Extrude2, choose "offset" and type "4.5" that will do the trick. It still cuts through the cylinder
Alternatively, instead of the using the 3D curve for the path, choose the curve that was created on top plane. (You will need to change it back solid line instead of construction line)
In the above method surface that was created by the cut is poor quality. Therefore I have changed the method.
Improved method file is attached.
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