I've built an irregular solid, cutting surfaces with planes, from an extruded sketch and then I shell it. Now to manufacture it I need all the mitters and edges dimensions listed. Is this possible? how do I do it?
A slightly different method. See attached.
- quick 1 directional Boundary surfs (use enter key to quickly return to boundary)
- use them all to do a split part.
Can you attach your *.sldprt file here?
Sent in anex. thx.
First thing I noticed is that Sketch 1 was not constrained.
Then I noticed that there were no dimensions - so I added dimensions.
The dimensions didn't make logical sense to me - so I didn't go any further.
Why isn't Sketch1 dimensioned?
Does it matter?
My intention was to give you a quick sketch that can give you the idea.
I just want to know how to do the end miters and reference the angles of the surface joints and other dimensions listed so i can manufacture the piece. I cant find any proper information on how to separate the surfaces of an hollow solid and make the edges ready for cutting.
I think I might have a better understanding now.
You want to separate this into the 8 different sheets of material with the miters between the sheet intersections.
I would either do this as a surface body and then Thicken as multibody solids and trim them up as needed.
Or delete face (rather than Shell) the face you selected for shell that would convert this to a surface body and then Thicken as multi-body solids and trim the miters as needed.
Then I would push out the individual parts and assembly.
If you can't figure it out - post back and I'll post an example.
In the end though, (manufacturable) dimension do matter. First thing I want to do when helping someone on a (somewhat) complex design is get an idea of their basic understanding of the program. Since you have only 4 posts and attached an undimensioned sketch.....
here are 2 examples.
it's going to be tedious.
in the assembly, bina7 has no miters.
there is some clean up needed on some of the vertices.
Im really a beginner, i only started playing with solidworks sometime ago and its all because of a piece i want to make. I saw your exemples but im unable to understand how did you separate all the faces from the solid example. I cant do it myself and i need some guidelines. if you guys could give me some tutorial on how to do it...
Thanks in advance.
I have found an exemple on youtube from a design piece witch i think represents my problem.
In the video i can assume they use chamfers for cutting the solid block, if that is so, how can they get the miter information from all the pieces, since in the manufacturing they mount diferent surfaces together. How do they get the right angles between pieces?
I have the same problem... i want to make an solid and cut it, and shell, as i want and then make the miters between pieces, and for that i think i have to be able to turn the solid into several pieces. Unfortunably im finding dificulties in doing that on solidworks. please can someone explain me the easiest way to do it. Must i turn my block to sheet metal pieces?Must i cut surfaces with planes of intersetion? I need conclusive guidelines.
Thanks for the patiance
That worked perfect . thank you.
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