3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 29, 2012 8:10 AM by Richard Ward

    Projecting a 2D hatched sketch around a 3D non-uniform surface

    Richard Ward

      Projecting a 2D hatched sketch around a 3D non-uniform surface

       

      Task: Applying a 400x400mm square hatched sketch to a 3D surface.

      The Surface: See below. Imagine a pyramid shape with the top cut off at an angle and the corners rounded with different radii for all corners.

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      I have modelled all the corners as sheet metal parts, unfolded them and drawn on the desired 400 x 400mm grid.Flat.JPG

       

       

      I now have to wap this 400x400 grid around this surface. How can this be achieved?

       

      All previous attempts have failed:

       

      Wrap - The surface is not conical or cylindrical

      Split line- The sketch stretches around the corner

      Projected Sketch - The sketch has more than one closed entity

      3D sketch - Connecting projected flat patterns onto the flats and trying to 'spline on surface' between the points (as seen in the first drawing)

      Sheet Metal - Any sketches made in the flat pattern do not apply when folding the sheet metal back to 3d

       

      EDIT:*I have also tried changing the appearence of the surface to a 400x400mm checkered pattern but the squares bend and warp around the corners.*

      EDIT-2: *I have recently discovered the 'face curves tool' but this tool does not maintatin a 400 x 400mm grid either*

       

      *Verry little response to this question, as the only comment below states, perhaps this cannot be done in Solidworks*

       

       

       

      I have been stuggeling with this for a while now. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

       

      Thanks

       

       

      Rich