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FProcp

Project sketches by revolving them around an axis

Status: Accepted
by Distinguished Contributor FProcp on ‎02-15-2013 04:53 PM

The basics of 3D modeling is extrude sketches in a linear direction or revolve sketches around an axis.

 

Why can we NOT do this this with Project Geometry?

 

Please add the ability to project sketch edges around an axis: 

 

Roject_Curve1.jpg

Status: Accepted
Accepted idea [US14724]. Thanks!
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by *Expert Elite* on ‎02-18-2013 07:22 AM

Why wouldn't you just work on your new sketch on the original plane of the geometry you're trying to project? 

by Distinguished Contributor FProcp on ‎02-18-2013 02:30 PM

Where I currently work I draw lots of tanks with lots of nozzles.

 

Sometimes a nozzle might be oriented 45° ( from North), sometimes 60°, sometimes something else.

I'd like to draw all the tank nozzles in one plane and project them to the orientation they need to be on. Then it's easy to change the nozzle sizes because the master sketches are all on one plane and its very easy to change the orientation by adjusting the angle of rotation of the plane they're projected to. Is also very easy to copy that tank to become another tank with completely different nozzle orientations.

by Employee on ‎03-01-2013 02:05 PM
Status changed to: Under Review
This project [US14724] is under review by the development team.
by Employee on ‎03-14-2013 08:01 AM
Status changed to: Accepted
Accepted idea [US14724]. Thanks!
by Distinguished Contributor DRoam on ‎08-02-2013 08:09 AM

I would definitely use this, I've needed it before on multiple occasions.

by Valued Contributor timdown73 on ‎10-25-2013 12:37 PM

Man I could have used this yesterday while working on a cylindrical part!

by Valued Contributor timdown73 on ‎02-13-2014 11:00 AM

Could have used again today.  Would be handy.

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