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How to bend a fan blade in the shape of its support?

Question asked by Octavian Mihail on Oct 27, 2020
Latest reply on Oct 27, 2020 by Eddy Alleman

Hi, I've got a pretty obscure problem and I can't seem to get my head around it. I'm trying to design a fan rotor and so far I've successfully designed the top and bottom support, along with the profile of the fan blades. However, after I extrude the blade profile, I need the opposite side of the blade to follow a curved path instead of a straight line, in order to perfectly intersect the conical support. What I've tried was to split the blade profile into 10 equal segments, to find the intersection of those points with the profile of the conical support and then define the curved path based on those points. However, I can't determine the exact dimensions using the "Measure" feature. Do you have any other suggestions? Take into account that I'm not that advanced in Solidworks and I might not have taken into account some features that might be useful for this problem. Hence, feel free to spitball anything, even taking everything from scratch.  I've attached a zip file of my assembly, along with a couple of pictures, maybe it'll become more clear. Thanks!

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