How do I project a sketch to a curve surface?
Draw the line you want to project in a sketch, then insert>curve>projected.
First make sure the sketch is completely with in the curved surface.
If it is just select upto surface in the property manager and select it.
What kind of feature are you trying to create?
Can you post an image?
Good morning Wayne,
Another way is to insert a plane just out side of where you want to insert your sketch. Then sketch the profile on that newly inserted plane, come out of the sketch and insert split line cure on the surface you want.
Not sure what you are trying to do, however there are a few things that you can do from that point.
1. You can change the color
2. You can add a decal in that area
3. You can insert a 3D sketch and extrude or cut
Mark's method works fine, but I find the Curve functionality difficult to work with. Instead, I prefer this method:
I find that 3D sketches are more versatile to work with than curves.
I have a similar question - I have created a part, and have a sketch which I'd like to have projected to a curved surface. It's not a SolidWorks 'Surface', just a curved surface.Check out the part I've attached and you'll understand what I mean... Sketch12 is presently a flat sketch, but I'd like it projected against the surface of the curved sight glass.Note: I do not work for Omega, nor do I hold any rights to this image nor to its accuracy. This is just a part I'm creating for a side project on which I'm working, and learning to do stuff like this is fun!
Insert>curve>split line, may give you what you are aiming for:
Killed the clear color for some reason.
Way too much fun Anthony, I did this with two wrap features. I did have to offset (bi-directional - cap ends with lines) the tick and underscore lines to make this work (closed profile). Also had to clean up the appearance just a bit, not too much trouble just clicked on the wrap features and changed appearance to what you had.
I attached a 2014 file.
Wow, thanks so much. Dennis, any relation to Edmund Bacon, the Urban Planner and Architect from Philadelphia?That Wrap feature is just exactly what I was looking for. I'll "take it apart" so I can see how it goes together and use this feature in my own model!
Thanks again, and have a great day!
No relation.. To be fair I did find that that "split line" worked just as well. Actually took a step or two fewer. Did have to do the offset (.002" - check "Make base construction" ) on the tick and underscore lines in order to get them to project to the surface (just like the wrap). This might be the preferred method. Just another thing to have fun with.
Thanks to all who have contributed, no slight was meant in any case! I'll work with both methods, just so that I can learn each way - I'm sure that they both have their positives and negatives in certain situations - best to learn them both!
I am facing a similar problem. When I wrap the sketch onto surface and try to deboss it it gives an error that it would result in zero thickness. Please help me out. and projecting sketch is not possible as it contains many closed contours
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