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rich
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Knurling

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10-19-2007 07:04 AM
Is there a way to knurl just a small piece of a part without turning the material for the whole part to knurled?
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albender
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Re: Knurling

10-19-2007 07:07 AM in reply to: rich
A work around that I have used is to set as knurl then extrude ends 0.0005
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Re: Knurling

10-19-2007 07:27 AM in reply to: rich
Yes, can you zip and post what you have so far? (The ipt that is.)
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Re: Knurling

10-19-2007 07:32 AM in reply to: rich
Here is a quick example.
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Re: Knurling

10-19-2007 07:32 AM in reply to: rich
This one has a .5" straight knurl starting .1" from the tapered section going away from the taper
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Re: Knurling

10-19-2007 07:36 AM in reply to: rich
This one has a 1" diamond knurl starting at the tapered section going away from the taper.
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Re: Knurling

10-19-2007 07:48 AM in reply to: rich
Your sketches do not have any dimensions and are not constrained to the origin. How did you create a precise sketch with no dimensions?
Check out this document
http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/AU2006/MA13-3%20Mather.pdf
You can control a color (texture) by part, by feature or by face properties. RMB on feature in browser or on face to change properties.
The scale of the texture can be changed in the Style Editor.
Pull down the red End Of Part marker in the browser.
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Re: Knurling

10-19-2007 08:06 AM in reply to: rich
Here's one using a split face and the Metal-Steel Knurled style.

Observations:

1. Your part is far from the origin. Why?
2. Even if this was an imported DWG, then you still need to constrain,
dimension and anchor
3. I had to go back to the sketch and throw out a dim to determine where to
place the splitting plane accurately.
This takes time. Do you have a lot of it?
4. This is easily accomplished using a split face and then selecting the
desired face, RMB and select properties for that face.

A machine designer probably would not go to the trouble of creating a
physical knurl on a part in an overall large assembly. I can see it for a
detail presentation or rendering, but anything other than a bitmap will
bring performance issues in a large assembly that utilizes a quantity of
parts with this kind of detail.

Not to mention the time required to create physical details.

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This one has a .5" straight knurl starting .1" from the tapered section
going away from the taper
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Re: Knurling

10-19-2007 08:20 AM in reply to: rich
I use the dimentions to place my lines and etc. but then I delete them so they don't get in my way and clutter the work space.
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Re: Knurling

10-19-2007 08:27 AM in reply to: rich
Sorry i said it wrong the krul is 1" long and on the other one thr knurl is .5" long starting from the points given. I import the drawings from MDT but the drawing is not on the origin hense the distance of the origin.

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