7 Replies Latest reply on Apr 21, 2015 11:28 PM by Mike Price

    Fretboard Radius help needed.

    JJ Jj

      I am slightly confused by these forums so please excuse me if this post is in the wrong area.

       

      I've been trying solidworks out for a few days now, and am struggling to resolve this issue I currently have. Basically I want to extrude a radius into surface, but if I go to extrude a radius, it turns into a triangle? I believe I am approaching this wrong.

       

       

      Here, highlighted in blue is the radius I would like to extrude along the model. As you can see the model currently has a flat top, the aim is to replace that flat top with a 12" radius.

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      Here I have the radius selected, and am Extruding the cut along the top.

      2.png

       

      Once I confirm the cut, it renders the radius into a triangular shape, rather than a curve as you can see here.

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      Here is another view.

       

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      Any help is appreciated.

      I ask if possible, please make your explanation as simple as possible, I am a complete newb to Solidworks.

       

       

      Thanks

      JP