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bobbie.k
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Message 1 of 11 (355 Views)

Sweep with Guide?

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10-07-2012 01:52 AM

Hi All,

 

I'm after some advice on which is the best way to model the attached drawing. I've tried using a sweep along a guide but can't get the desired result!

 

Does anyone have any ideas (or example) thay might like to share?

 

Thanks for any help in advance.

 

Regards,

 

Rob K

 

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JDMather
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Message 2 of 11 (340 Views)

Re: Sweep with Guide?

10-07-2012 04:49 AM in reply to: bobbie.k

Attach the ipt file here of your attempt.

Search here on wavy washer.  (this problem has been covered here many times in the past.

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Re: Sweep with Guide?

10-07-2012 07:30 AM in reply to: JDMather

Many thanks for your reply. I have looked up the wave washer discussion and I can now complete the model I was looking at.

 

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Rob K

 

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rhasell
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Message 4 of 11 (295 Views)

Re: Sweep with Guide?

10-07-2012 08:19 PM in reply to: bobbie.k

Hi

 

Just saw this this, so I thought I would give it a try. (Using the sweep)

 

See attached.

 


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Message 5 of 11 (248 Views)

Re: Sweep with Guide?

10-08-2012 09:42 AM in reply to: rhasell

 Hi rhasell,

 

Thanks for your feedback. I like the way you have constructed the part. One more silly question! I understand the construction but how have you actually put the 3D curve in there (what commands)?

 

I'll have a play around to see if I can get there by myself but if you'd wanna share then that would be great.

 

Thanks for your help.

 

Regards,

 

Rob K

 

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JDMather
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Re: Sweep with Guide?

10-08-2012 10:20 AM in reply to: bobbie.k

Looks like a spline created in 3D sketch.

I might have simply done a 3D intersection - no extra workplanes required.

3 2d sketches rather than 4

see attached.

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Re: Sweep with Guide?

10-08-2012 10:23 AM in reply to: JDMather

or a solution with only 2 2d sketches rather than 4.

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Re: Sweep with Guide?

10-08-2012 03:59 PM in reply to: bobbie.k

Hi

 

Create the base sketch with req OD of 25mm with 2 points top and bottom.

Created a point for a workplane @ 20mm radius.

Created the workplane at above point.

Create sketch on workplane, create 2 points, left and right.

Create 3D sketch, create a spline between the 4 points, changed the spline fit method to "Minimum energy"

Create the sweep profile sketch.

Sweep the part.

 

I had a look ad JD methods, all good, just different ways of doing it.

 


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Re: Sweep with Guide?

10-08-2012 07:53 PM in reply to: rhasell

rhasell wrote:

Hi

 

I had a look ad JD methods, all good, just different ways of doing it.

 


The 3D curve is different.

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Re: Sweep with Guide?

10-08-2012 09:11 PM in reply to: JDMather

Thats what I love about Inventor as well as the forums, there is often more than one way to model a part, and when more than one person contributes, that's how we learn (Or at least I have) the different aspects and features of the software.

 

I did not even consider a 3d intersection, and will store that in the memory banks for future use.

 


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