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Curved Tab from Tube Edge

Question asked by Isaac Brown on Mar 4, 2015
Latest reply on Mar 4, 2015 by Isaac Brown

Hi,

 

I am trying to create a tab of a particular shape coming off of the edge of a tube. The tab must follow the curvature of the tube. Is there a simple way to do this?

 

My approach was to create a square tab (that follows the curve) by extruding from the flat edge of the tube, then make a sketch on a plane of my shape, and use Wrap - Deboss to cut all the way through it. The problem is that it seems like the Wrap function can't have a sketch bigger than the surface it is debossing.

 

What is the right way to do this? Most of what I've done with solidworks has been rectilinear, so I'm not familiar with curved featuring.

 

thanks,

Isaac

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