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finding a line from tangent to surface

Question asked by 1-DC8T29 on Jun 9, 2009
Latest reply on Jun 22, 2009 by Roland Schwarz
First off I am by no means an expert at Solidworks. I have taken a few courses and have been able to figure out most of what I want to do on my own, but this one has stumped me.

What I am trying to do is identify when a surface has reached a certain angle based off a bottom plane, and then cut the surface into 2 different surfaces based on the line that would be created from this. For instance a semi-sphere is sitting on a flat surface would have a point where the tangent angle would be say 45 degrees based off of the flat surface, I want to cut it into 2 surfaces based off the 45 degree line (this would be easy as it would be a planer, but for my application I will almost never have a planer line).

I believe this is a surfacing issue, but it might be solvable using a different approach.

Robert Potier
Tool-Tec Welding