can I do the part on the attached photo in Inventor?
with all the curvy slots?
it will be processed on a 3D milling machine without a rotary desk, so the slot's profile should nit be radial in all section to the base part.
it will be a cast part, and i have t make the 3D model for the model from wood.
I can make the base part with Revolve function, but I have no idea if Inventor is capable to do that curvy slot.
eventually, what other program should I use?
The part certainly looks doable to me.
I haven't updated this student gallery in years - but here are some examples created by students
wow, this is very nice.
i'm not pretty sure how did you do that. can you send the part file, please?
I hope your method will work for creating the complete milling tool path, because you know this will be processed with a 3D milling machine, from 2 halfs, and the cuts must be paralel to the Z axis.
Ahh, I though you were going to rotate it and do milling on the quadrants.
It can be created to achieve the proper draft for z direction in two halves as well.
If you want it perfect, I would adjust the milling for 4 quadrants if you can.
I will upload a set of screens to get you moving in the right direction, when I get a moment.
I started the same way.
Once I projected the edges to the surface, I then thickened the area in reverse, without auto blending.
Then filleted the inner corner, and thickened again(outwards), and fillet outer corner.
After that I split and revolved to get all 4 sides.
The perk and curse of Inventor: "So many ways to do the same thing."
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