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strategy for modeling this curved shape?

doug_smith714doug_smith714 Member Posts: 6
Hello,
I've never used surfaces or sheet metal with Onshape. It's been close to 20 years since I've done any modeling with sheet metal or surfacing.  I'm wondering what is the best strategy for modeling the part shown in the picture below.

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  • MichaelPascoeMichaelPascoe Member Posts: 463 PRO
    Accepted Answer
    Here are a couple of ways you can do this.

    To maintain normal/perpendicular edges to the surface try this approach:
    • Sketch top shape
    • Sketch the side shape
    • Use Projected curve to project the top sketch to the side sketch
    • Then use Fill to create a surface from the projected curve
    • Thicken the surface to create a part with normal/perpendicular edges




    Another option would be Intersect Views. This is a custom feature I made a while back for similar circumstances. However, this feature is based on extrudes and will not maintain normal edges for your curved surface.



Answers

  • MichaelPascoeMichaelPascoe Member Posts: 463 PRO
    Accepted Answer
    Here are a couple of ways you can do this.

    To maintain normal/perpendicular edges to the surface try this approach:
    • Sketch top shape
    • Sketch the side shape
    • Use Projected curve to project the top sketch to the side sketch
    • Then use Fill to create a surface from the projected curve
    • Thicken the surface to create a part with normal/perpendicular edges




    Another option would be Intersect Views. This is a custom feature I made a while back for similar circumstances. However, this feature is based on extrudes and will not maintain normal edges for your curved surface.



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