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Variable chamfer on a curved edge?

Question asked by J. R. on Mar 9, 2015
Latest reply on Mar 10, 2015 by Erik Bilello

Hello,

 

I'm using SolidWorks 2013. Please take a look at the part I'm uploading. Here's a screenshot of it:

 

Chamfer.jpg

 

What I need to do is to chamfer all 4 long edges on this part so that there are 8 sides instead of 4. However, this chamfer should be of variable width, as it must follow this kind of sketch throughout the whole length of this part:

 

chamfer 2.png

 

Meaning that chamfer would be smallest at the top, largest at the maximum thickness of this part, and varying in width according to the curvature.

 

I tried using Chamfer feature, but it results in errors and doesn't give any kind of result. I could re-Loft the part with this sketch, but it's almost impossible to make Loft follow the exact curvature of this part without creating complicated guide curves.

 

Can anybody please advise? How should I chamfer these edges proportionally to this sketch?

 

Thanks in advance!

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