Generating a Cam with these parameters creates artifacts.
cam type circular
follower type translating
follower dia 0.192
starting radius .5
starting angle 0
rotation Counter clockwise
ending radius .75, uniform motion, 90 degrees of motion
create new part with track removed
blank od 1.995 .25 thick
near hub 0
far hub 0
thru hole .505
track type blind .25
angular incement .1
track surfaces Both
After creation open sketch 2 to edit and you will see one of the problems.
Not sure what I am not doing correctly but this part is needed to cam mate in an assembly, the geometery was fixed by hand and a spline was created in another
sketch and the original geometery deleted then extrude cut. It mates fine after doing all of this however, it generates an error the cam follower is too large and might
cause a problem. Well, the follower pin is undersize and the groove is oversized so it should not. I suspect fixing of the geometery by hand is the problem, how
far off course is it? Doing the repairs required a lot of time constructing the spline along all the segment points, this seems like an extremely obtuse method so I must be missing something. As created by the cam toolbox it will not mate and has artifacts.
The next issue is how accurate will this be? I am close to finalizing the design and a cam will be machined, to what degee of accuracy can I expect? Our CAM software is SolidCam 2011 and is an excellent choice for spline to toolpath generation so that should not be an issue provided the Solidworks part file is correct.