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Animation fail while following a surface

glen_dewsburyglen_dewsbury Member Posts: 636 ✭✭✭
I have up a tool path simulation and running into an error massage that I haven't been able to sort out. When animating the cylindrical mate to see affects of tangent mate I can only get a quarter turn. I think it as to do with the ruled surface use to close the part but not sure. Any thoughts?
https://cad.onshape.com/documents/284c2671c5cdda005a27542a/w/f359bf185b82fdeb7cfa5415/e/a355981c4add6cbf81806e60


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    GregBrownGregBrown Member, Onshape Employees Posts: 119
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    Did you try using the inner edge instead of the outer edge in the tangent mate? This worked for me.
    I haven't looked too closely, but there maybe be a slight glitch in the outer curve as an after effect of the construction method you used .

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    GregBrownGregBrown Member, Onshape Employees Posts: 119
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    Did you try using the inner edge instead of the outer edge in the tangent mate? This worked for me.
    I haven't looked too closely, but there maybe be a slight glitch in the outer curve as an after effect of the construction method you used .
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    glen_dewsburyglen_dewsbury Member Posts: 636 ✭✭✭
    @GregBrown
    Thanks Greg. I had to try different methods on the part to get a reasonably smooth surface. This method uses a ruled surface that was added earlier this year. Nice to see.
    Have someone that uses something like a mill cutter for tubes. The same would be true for laser cutters. This also removes any feathered edges that aren't so good for welded joints and will now show actual finished product.
    Now to move on to a more complex shape.
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