AnsweredAssumed Answered

Issue with sweep cut-barrel cam

Question asked by John Johnson on Jul 20, 2015
Latest reply on Jul 20, 2015 by Matt Neuman

Hi everyone, I'm having issues trying to sweep cut a profile (or solid body, tried both) through a closed path wrapped on a cylinder. The path has sharp corners so I tried doing this in segments (path is composed of straight lines) but I still can't get it to work. Can anyone advise how to go about this? Files are attached. I managed to get a regular profile sweep cut to work using a guide curve, but I had to round off the corners so much that it wouldn't work for the application. Essentially I'm trying to get a 1/8" diameter cylindrical follower to be able to travel through this path at a depth of 1/8". I'm disregarding any additional clearance/slop for now.


Any advice is greatly appreciated...I'm at a wall over here...thank you for any help in advance!