James Richmond

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

Question by James Richmond

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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john fall
Answered on 17 Aug, 2014 10:35 AM

Hi james,
The easiest way is to use the wrap feature, see link to youtube Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9wTZrV-GL4
john

 
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john fall
Answered on 17 Aug, 2014 05:05 PM

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

 
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john fall
Answered on 18 Aug, 2014 08:13 AM

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

 
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john fall
Answered on 18 Aug, 2014 08:40 AM
john fall
Answered on 18 Aug, 2014 10:49 AM

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

 
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john fall
Answered on 18 Aug, 2014 10:55 AM

hi james
file didnt seem to have been attached

 
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john fall
Answered on 18 Aug, 2014 02:14 PM

Hi James,
I tried the fillet command on your file and it works OK, see attached.
john

Answered with a tutorial: https://grabcad.com/tutorials/does-anyone-know-how-to-make-a-cylinder-with-cutouts-and-radii-in-solidworks-2014--2

 
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john fall
Answered on 19 Aug, 2014 01:35 PM

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

 
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john fall
Answered on 19 Aug, 2014 01:42 PM
john fall
Answered on 20 Aug, 2014 02:32 PM
James Richmond
Answered on 18 Aug, 2014 02:51 AM

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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James Richmond
Answered on 18 Aug, 2014 08:22 AM

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

 
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James Richmond
Answered on 18 Aug, 2014 09:05 AM

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.

 
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James Richmond
Answered on 18 Aug, 2014 01:19 PM

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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James Richmond
Answered on 19 Aug, 2014 01:14 PM

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

 
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James Richmond
Answered on 20 Aug, 2014 01:43 PM

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

regards

James

 
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James Richmond
Answered on 20 Aug, 2014 10:49 PM

I didn't get it. You left the "r" out of the address.
It is jamesr62@gmail.com

 
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akmar
Answered on 22 Aug, 2014 01:35 AM

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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