I am trying to create a rudder and I am wondering the best way to cut the rudder or create a smooth edge that comes to a point. I wanted to simply use a chamfer or a dome but due to the odd geometry it wont work. Any pointers?
This is one possible way to do what I think you are trying to do...I have SolidWorks 2013 so my file would be useless. So I am putting in an image and a step file.
Attachmentsrudder_5.STEP, 222 KB
I just made a 3Dsketch using your bottom line cut and did a cut with a tapper on it. You can vary the tapper to get a smoother cut. If you want you can also use the 3D sketch with another sketch offset from the surface. If you dont want a knife point you can move the center line of the 3D sketch over ever so slightly to be able to radius it after you mirror the cut to the other side.
That is exactly what I am looking for except I cannot have the edge be "knife point" but rather a small radius. I did not follow how you created it in the step file, could you try to explain in more detail please? Thank you
Please forgive my inexperience but I do not see an option to taper
You are welcome. There are other ways to achieve the sharp, but that one is probably the easiest way. Using the 3D sketch and a loft cut with guides would be another way to get a smoother blended chamfer.
Just a minute I will put up a picture of the draft/taper function.