I have been trying to rotate and scale a sketch in order to do a lofting feature to create a tapered endmill. The sketch will not rotate or scale, and I tried it fully constrained and not constrained. Any ideas?
do you have any reference pics or data.
I dnt know why its giving error
But find attached video hope it may helps..
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at the time of doing loft you need two saparate sketch.
for modify the sketch select tool > sketch tool > move/rotate/scale command
select entity to move/rotate/scale. select the center point through which it has to scale/move/rotate.
input the text for example : rotation angle.
Now do with the second sketch if required.
it will works
Welcome to SW forums Scott
How are you trying to rotate it? I mean which tool you have tried to use?
If you using rotate tool, make sure you have keep relation unchecked. If this doesn't help try using Modify tool under Tools > Sketch Tools while you're in sketch edit mode.
Also read this post for your future reference: Forum Posting
I used 2 sketches, tried Rotate Entities and Scale Entities, niether worked. I did Mirror the 2nd sketch to get the top of my loft with a helix as the loft path. I still cannot scale the 2nd sketch. I will probably calculate the scale percentage and redraw the sketch unless you know a work around. I did this in SW 2007, but we just went to 2011 and this is the first time I tried this function.
Do you know if maybe it is better to use a sweep, twist normal to path and add a draft to get an 8° tapered endmill? I had FeaturExpert errors when I tried this.
Or may be extrude and then use flex.
Scott,Welcome to the forum.
I believe you are talking about the copy, move and rotate sketch tools found in the
sketch toolbar. Don't understand why they are not working for you. Can you give
details as to what exactly is not working about them?
I would use the often overlooked Modify Sketch tool. This tool is found under Tools>Sketch Tools, near the bottom. It requires for you to be outside the sketch (not editing the sketch), but have the sketch pre-selected. Then choose the Modify Sketch tool.
One rule for this tool, is that if you want to scale it, you cannot have any internal constraints. So remove the centerpoint that is coincident to the origin first. You can add it back later.
I used the button on the Scale Entities bar as Nikhil showed in his video and it worked. Typing in the scale factor did not. Next, I can not get the twisted loft I desired for an endmill. I have examples from sweep, for a straight endmill, but I need a tapered endmill.
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