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Does anyone know how to make a cylinder with cutouts and radii in solidworks 2014?

By James Richmond on 17 Aug 08:59 18 answers 6052 views 5 comments

Does anyone know how to make a cylinder with cutouts and radii in solidworks?
The cylinder has radius corners and a pattern cut out of one of the edges.
I've tried the unfold feature but can't seem to fillet the corners and make changes to the edges. I've attached the flat pattern version dxf only. Probably a simple question for someone.

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cylinder (not full 360 deg).dxf, 12 KB
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18 answers

  • john fall
    john fall about 3 years ago

    Hi James,
    Had a look at this and came up with this example.
    john

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    test.SLDPRT, 316 KB
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  • john fall
    john fall about 3 years ago

    you could have used the fillet command to add the radii at the corners

  • john fall
    john fall about 3 years ago

    Hi James,
    Attached file, just roll back the history tree, that the blue bar at the bottom of the feature tree to see how I did this.
    rdgs
    John

  • john fall
    john fall about 3 years ago

    hi james
    file didnt seem to have been attached

  • john fall
    john fall about 3 years ago

    just select the corner edge, email me your model and I will take a look.
    john

  • john fall
    john fall about 3 years ago

    see attachment James

  • James Richmond
    James Richmond about 3 years ago

    Hi John

    Thanks for your help with this fillet thing. Your example is what I had managed to achieve using the unfold feature but I still couldn't get the fillet to be applied. I managed to get a result which probably could have been done in a better way.
    I've attached your file with a modification. I did this with the extrude cut after doing a sketch. Probably not the right way.
    PS I like the wrap feature you showed me.

    regards

    James (Australia)

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    test with fillets.SLDPRT, 488 KB
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  • James Richmond
    James Richmond about 3 years ago

    Thanks John. I tried that but it wouldn't let me do it so I thought I'd extrude cut the pieces I didn't want. Long way round I think.
    I'll send you the result soon. Took me a long time but I'm still learning.
    regards
    James

  • James Richmond
    James Richmond about 3 years ago

    Did you do that with the wrap feature? I did mine starting with an arc first on the sheet metal tab then used the unfold feature. I tried using the fillet command on the feature menu but didn't work. Must be doing something wrong.

  • James Richmond
    James Richmond about 3 years ago

    Hi John
    Here is the file I worked on. Pretty basic stuff compared to your projects.
    I just had a look. Amazing models..
    regards
    James

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    PFT Canister 1.SLDPRT, 561 KB
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  • James Richmond
    James Richmond about 3 years ago

    Hi John

    Hmmm. I tried again but still no luck. I made an arc first, then unfold, then fillet edge (constant) but always says unable to make fillet. Not sure now. Thanks for your help though. Checked your snapshot and selected thse edges. Maybe I'm selecting the wrong edges? As far as I can see, all looks okay but obviously missing something.

    regards

    James

  • James Richmond
    James Richmond about 3 years ago

    Hi John
    Did you receive my email address? Would be interested in seeing the video you made with the fillets..

    regards

    James

  • akmar
    akmar about 3 years ago

    Hi, after i take a look on your dxf file, i just guest that you are trying to add fillet to a sheet metal, but in form of cylinder. please take a look at my file, maybe it can help you, i add the fillet after i use unfold features first, then i use extrude cut. Not using wrapping features. Also need to consider before extrude the cylinder is a miter gap on the sketch, make sure there is gap around 0.3mm, then extrude sheet metal can be use. Don't hesitate to download the file. Anyway, i'm using 2012 version, so i can't open newer version, or you can uload iges so i can check for you. Thanks,

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    Cut Out Cylinder.SLDPRT, 411 KB
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