7 Replies Latest reply on Aug 21, 2015 12:43 AM by Josh Sinclair

    Dodecahedron Pyramids

    Josh Sinclair

      Hi all,

      I am relatively new to Solidworks, and am trying to make a dodecahedron assembly, out of 12 pentagon based pyramids. I am having trouble getting these pyramids perfectly dimensioned.

       

      I am lofting the pentagon to a point a specified height above the pentagon. I have followed this site to get the distance between pentagon and point. Mathematical Misfits - three-dimensional solution | plus.maths.org

       

      I entered my answer to 15 decimal places yet I am still getting something wrong. The side length of my pentagons is 22mm, is there a better way to go about this?

       

      thanks for any advice