Iam trying to extrude a hole in a sheet metal flashing at an angle.
What is the correct method for this as every time it keep coming out wrong.
I have attached a pic if anyone can help.
Iam using solidworks 2009 sp0
Brian, like Deepak said...it is behaving properly..you just have a very small angle..and your getting the optical illusion that is round, when it is in fact oblique...
You can check this by either increasing the angle...or by noticing how solidworks actually breaks that "circular" edge into two entities, which are oblique - you know it's not a constant radius...because when you select the entitiy, solidworks gives you an arc length...and if it were a constant radius you would get a radius value instead...
What errors you get when you try to do this? Can you attach the part for quick look.
I tried hole at two different angle and they worked perfect.
The hole is for a a piece of duct to pass through.
I want the extrude to pass through at the plane angle, the extrude works but the extrude takes wrong angle.
When i flatten the sheet metal it should be an oblique hole if u know what i mean i have attached the part.
The extrude cut is showing the perfect behavior. It goes normal to the sketch plane/surface/face until you specify a direction. So for your case, sketch a line to specify the direction of cut to get the desired result.
Deepak! Thanks so much for the tip! I've always overlooked this option...and never even realized you could extrude in any direction other than normal to the profile!
This is going to come in so handy!!!
I believe you need to uncheck Normal Cut to get the effect you want.
Thanks for the help guys.
Could anyone help with the mates for this this is the flashing model iam trying to create.
Basicaly iam trying to make sure the hole in the sheet metal is ok for the pipe to pass through i have got room around the pipe which is coverd with a cover plate.
Iam trying to get the cover plate as tight as i can get it.
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