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Radial Extrude

3D3D OS Professional Posts: 52 ✭✭
How soon are you likely to introduce a radial extrude function?

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  • brucebartlettbrucebartlett Member, OS Professional, Mentor, User Group Leader Posts: 2,100 PRO
    What's a Radial Extrude?
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  • øyvind_kaurstadøyvind_kaurstad Member Posts: 234 ✭✭✭
    Who knows, but a wild guess might be that he means something similar to what you can achieve by thickening a surface. For instance, thickening a circular surface could perhaps be thought of as a radial extrude.
  • DriesVDriesV Member, Developers Posts: 43 ✭✭
    Revolve? :)
    Product Specialist at Luxion (makers of KeyShot)
    www.keyshot.com
  • øyvind_kaurstadøyvind_kaurstad Member Posts: 234 ✭✭✭
    That would be a tangential extrude, wouldn't it? B)
  • brucebartlettbrucebartlett Member, OS Professional, Mentor, User Group Leader Posts: 2,100 PRO
    A wrap function to put text/sketches onto the outside cylindrical surface of a ring would be cool. Maybe this is what he means?

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  • ben_wardben_ward Member Posts: 2
    A wrap function to put text/sketches onto the outside cylindrical surface of a ring would be cool. Maybe this is what he means?

    that is exactly what I want to do today... I guess I don't currently have that option? Any easy workarounds?
  • 3D3D OS Professional Posts: 52 ✭✭
    Wanted to put a flange on the end of tube. To do this, thicken would work, but the ability to do it off the face rather than having to extend the extrude first would be a lot easier - will see what they come out with when they release Sheet Metal Features...
  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 3,926
    @justin_walker a radial extrude like you describe is unlikely to be implemented (but you never know) because it is a niche application - this is where FeatureScript comes in. Adding a flange on the end of a tube would be simple for someone with a little coding knowledge.
    Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
  • Jason_SJason_S Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 194
    @3D,

    I think you should take a look at our direct editing features. It sounds like what you're looking for can be achieved by Move face by an offset distance:




    Good luck,

    Jason
    QA Engineer - Onshape, Inc.
  • 3D3D OS Professional Posts: 52 ✭✭
    I realise move face / thicken can achieve similar results - however  to create a flange on the end of a tube, you would have to extrude "New" the thickness you wanted the flange, creating another part effectively, then thicken / move face and then boolean after to unify the component. 

    Any other simpler method been overlooked?
  • mahirmahir Member, Developers Posts: 1,139 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2016
    I would go with sketching the flange and extruding it. It's more flexible and requires only 2 features vs 3 (1 sketch & 1 extrude vs 1 extrude, 1 move face, 1 boolean). A single sketch and extrude doesn't seem like much effort, but I suppose it would add up if this was something you had to do a lot of. If that's the case, I'd look into FeatureScript. This is the type of thing that could easily be automated. In fact, if you're not in a rush I could probably tinker a bit and create a FeatureScript for you.
  • Jason_SJason_S Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 194
    edited July 2016
    You could create an Offset plane, apply a Split face to the outside face, then a Move face would have the same result.




    Either way you need some way to constrain what area you are looking to effect.

    Best,

    Jason
    QA Engineer - Onshape, Inc.
  • mahirmahir Member, Developers Posts: 1,139 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2016
    Here you go. I think it does pretty much what you wanted.

    FeatureScript Edge Flange


  • noanoa Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 141
    Very nice @mahir_abrahim! It seems very robust too.

    Noa Flaherty / Customer Success / Onshape Inc.
  • lemon1324lemon1324 Member, Developers Posts: 203 ✭✭✭
    @mahir_abrahim did you delete that document? I wanted to take a look but Onshape thinks it's in the trash.
    Arul Suresh
    PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
  • mahirmahir Member, Developers Posts: 1,139 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2016
    I was asked to clean the file for inclusion into OS' FS collection (or something like that). So I copied my workspace to get rid of extra versions. Here's a link to the new workspace.

    FeatureScript End Flange
  • lemon1324lemon1324 Member, Developers Posts: 203 ✭✭✭
    Ah, thanks, the name change ("edge flange" -> "end flange") threw me off.
    Arul Suresh
    PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
  • mahirmahir Member, Developers Posts: 1,139 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Oops. Sorry about that. It was always Edge Flange, but for some reason I typed it wrong in my earlier post.
  • 3D3D OS Professional Posts: 52 ✭✭
    edited July 2016
    If you're still keen to modify it more, you could consider the ability to:
    Set Flange thickness equal to original material thickness
    Radius / fillet: (Internal Edge = Material thickness & External Edge = Thickness (+ Radius (if internal corner has been filleted)

    Anyway, thanks, great job.

  • mahirmahir Member, Developers Posts: 1,139 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Getting the material thickness is more work than it's worth, but I could probably make it so that the thickness and offset are remembered from the last time. That would make it easier to add same size flanges to same size extrusions. 
  • 3D3D OS Professional Posts: 52 ✭✭
    edited July 2016
    Material thickness is easy enough to set with variables, but the others would be very useful.
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