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How do I force Solidworks to make a label tangent to a conical surface?

Question asked by Philip McGhee on Jul 2, 2015
Latest reply on Jul 3, 2015 by J. Mather

I am trying to apply label artwork to a slightly angled swept structure (think a donut with straight, but angled sides).


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I have label artwork that has been designed to take into account the angle on the sides.  It is curved in a rough "C" shape.


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How do I apply the artwork to the part as a decal properly?  It doesn't matter what mapping option I use the software wraps it around assuming it is straight artwork which bends in down.


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As far as I can tell the label plan is not tangent to the face with the label but I have no idea how to make it so.


Any ideas? Is there something obvious I'm missing?


Solidworks 14 4.0 x64 Edition



Phil McGhee

Edgewell Personal Care