Please see attached for the error I received while attempting to create a split line on a curved surface. Any insight on what the problem could be?
It looks like you're using a 3D sketch on the surface. Try switching to "Intersection" and see what happens.
Thanks for the replt. Yes I tried that. It asks to "Select one or more faces to create edges". Not sure what that means. I selected all surface around the split lines but that did not work.
I happened to have a part with apparently similar geometry open and was playing around with it. Are your arcs on the curved surface? I "recreated" your sketch but used "Spline on surface" to make the arcs. That worked.
What worked very easily for me before I noticed that you had a 3D sketch was to just make a 2D sketch and project it. Can you do it that way?
I have a similar issue with a simple pipe. I am trying to apply a vertical load on a round pipe. I created two sketches that define the boundaries,but I can't seem to get it to split the surface to apply a load (or pressure).
why won't projecting a sketch on a plane give the same result? I would suspect the issue is the tangency of the lines parallel to the axis are the issue. This seems a much harder way to achieve something pretty simple. If you want the axial splits do it in another sketch.
Thanks Bill. If I project a sketch to a plane, the resulting curve/sketch will not be on the circular surface of the pipe, and I will not be unable to apply the force/pressure.
Maybe I was not clear in my original post. I want to apply a vertical load/pressure on the circular pipe inside the two boundaries (one small near the middle and one larger near the end).
I might be not be understanding something but you are not projecting to a plane but from a plane (that you did the sketch on) onto the surface. It will work. And the direction of the load has nothing to do with how you break the surface into selectable chunks.
Attach the *.sldprt file here and end all doubt.
Ha, why didn't I think of that Mr. Mather
It probably would have been best to start a new thread and provide link back to this old thread if it was relevant.
Check attached file, although from your problem description I am still not sure that this is what you are after.
Thanks so much Mr. Mather! That is exactly what I was looking to do. I was trying to make curves instead of split lines.
remove the two lines that present in the edge then you will get the face split
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