How do I rotate a feature in a part? I'm taking the filet tutorial but my part came out wrong
Wow, I didn't expect the process to be so complex, but thanks!
I don't have those attributes:
I've found this in the docs and it says:
Is my part fixed or fully defined? I've barely even touched the topic yet, taking the lessons.
I had to unlink the feature from the library then I was able to manipulate the sketch by dragging point.
While this method will work.....it is designed to be used on imported geometry. I mean....if that is what you want to do go ahead....
However, I believe that you would SERIOUSLY benefit from the built in Solidworks tutorials.
Are you learning on your own or are you learning this for work....or are you in a class for this?
Just trying to help...
Thanks for the comment.
btw, what is software you used to record your video?
Thank you so much.
Edit the Sketch that created the feature.
1-ara7ndk wrote:I'm taking the filet tutorial but my part came out wrong
I'm taking the filet tutorial but my part came out wrong
I recommend that you Attach your *.sldprt file here.
Is the sketch fully defined?
Kevin Pymm J. Mather I was able to do unlink the feature and rotate it by clicking and dragging an edge. Thanks.
1-ARA7NDK wrote: Kevin Pymm J. Mather I was able to do unlink the feature and rotate it by clicking and dragging an edge. Thanks.
I suspect that you are adopting incorrect modeling techniques.
If I am correct (I am always correct, not sure why I wrote "if") - in my experience these become habits that are difficult to break.
I strongly recommend that you always Attach your file(s) when asking any questions.
I've attached, in case you're interested in looking.
Do you have a link to the Tutorial that you are attempting to follow?
Sketch3 and KeySketch are not fully defined.
It is fundamental to future success to fully define your sketches (especially on simple geometry like this).
If I had access to the Tutorial I could demonstrate where they left something out or where you actually missed something that was in the Tutorial.
Not sure if I can find a link, sorry.
It's the fillet tutorial in the help file:
OK, I can find that and take a look at it.
Notice that your sketch is missing this angle dimension.
Notice that these sketch lines are black rather than blue.
Notice lower right corner that it says Fully Defined (or not).
Check STEP 6 in the modeling tutorial.
SolidWorks lets you know in three different ways (the most obvious being the blue lines) whether a sketch has been fully defined.
Simply add a Horizontal Relation to one of the horizontal lines (or a Vertical to one of the vertical lines).
Thanks for that. I'll start from the beginning. I don't think I remember how to get the angle measurement. I used smart dimension to get the lengths right, and just figured that would fix the angle for me... If I remember right...
Hmmm Doesn't seem to be working. 3 lines are under defined and adding a relation to them changes their angle. That, and I can't find the tool to set/measure angles.
Malik Martin wrote:I don't think I remember how to get the angle measurement. I used smart dimension...
Malik Martin wrote:
I don't think I remember how to get the angle measurement. I used smart dimension...
Smart Dimension - click two angled lines.
Nice! That really is smart!
So I've found the problem(?). In the step, "Editing a Library Feature", once done, the keyway turns clockwise a bit for some reason...
The tutorial left out a step to check the sketch.
Whenever I am evaluating student work - this is the first thing that I do.
What does that mean?
1-ARA7NDK wrote: What does that mean?
What does what mean?
Checking student work?
Evaluating student work means I open the file and examine how the geometry was created and then assign a grade for the work.
The first thing I do is check to see if their sketches are fully defined.
Oh, I'm just curious about why the feature keeps tilting on the x axis after I edit it.
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