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Sheet Metal Conical Section

kent_hendersonkent_henderson Member Posts: 46 PRO
Take a look at the 2 furthest to the right parts studios called "Electrode drip chute 3 on 3" and "Electrode drip chute 3 on 4.75". I attacked both of these the same way but I can't convert the 3 on 4.75 to a sheet metal part. Any ideas?



  • kent_hendersonkent_henderson Member Posts: 46 PRO
    I see that each of the facets now have the very slightest twist to each except the middle facet. So I see why I can't turn this into sheet metal. Any ideas on a work around? I'm old and can still layout by hand or with 2D cad if I have to. I'd sure like to be more techie about a solution if I can.

  • konstantin_shiriazdanovkonstantin_shiriazdanov Member Posts: 997 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2018
    to have a planar faces of your faceted surface you must define your cone as loft surface from a linearized profile to the vertex, and then split the desired shape from the lofted surface
  • lanalana Onshape Employees Posts: 532
    Here I've implemented Konstantin's recommendation 
  • kent_hendersonkent_henderson Member Posts: 46 PRO
    Lana and Konstantin,

    Thank you so much for that advice and your example. That's extremely helpful. I love this forum. I usually post when I'm pretty sure I'm defeated. Someone seems to always come to the rescue.

    Thanks again,
  • MBartlett21MBartlett21 Member Posts: 1,799 EDU
    You can also use this faceted loft feature I made:

    MB - I make FeatureScripts:View FeatureScripts
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