I'm trying to cut an 'indent' into the bottom part of the sketch but keep the top flush with the cap. The preview seems to work but the outcome is weird.
You should not use a 3D sketch to cut extrude
1. Construct two surfaces and trim them
2. Do a surface cut to the solid body.
3. Hide the surface body:
Thanks Shaodun! I'm having some trouble with that vertical surface though. Is that a 3d sketch?
The vertical surface is a revolved surface, it is created using a arc and a center line. The arc is tangent to top surface and gradually bend inside to have 2mm gap, which is your design intend.
Hi Darr Tu:
It will be great if you let me know your company purchased SOLIDWORKS from which Value Added Reseller.
I got SW from school. I keep getting a geometry error when I try to surface cut.
If you look at Shaodun's pictures (#'s 1&2, especially #1), you'll see the surface extends beyond the area which you want to cut. The surface can't be embedded into the solid you want to cut, it has to extend beyond the solid body.
I didn't download your part, but the error you are getting and by your picture, it looks like that may be the issue.
You may need to use Extend Surface command to make sure the surface is large enough to cut the solid body.
I believe you are trying to do some produc design, surface modeling is an important skill to master.
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