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How to cut extrude a 3d sketch in solidworks

By maarten weidema on 31 Mar 19:02 9 answers 9708 views 0 comments

Working on a pair of sunglasses fit for 3d printing, firtst time for me.
For CNC, I dont need to draw the groove for the lenses, but for 3d printing I do.

I have drawn a 3d sketch on the edge of where the lens has to be. I want it to cut extrude 1mm to the side and 1mm into the frame, creating a 1x1mm groove for the lens. i am able to get a preview when i use a cut sweep, but i get the Zero Thickness error :(

Anyone an idea for a solution?

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Square Square

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3d model - base 2.SLDPRT, 1.2 MB
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9 answers

  • A D
    A D over 3 years ago

    A part of the contour of your sketch must be outside of the part.

  • A D
    A D over 3 years ago

    Here is the file.

    Attachments

    3d model - base 2.SLDPRT, 1.35 MB
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  • A D
    A D over 3 years ago

    here is the file with the cut 1 mm backwards

  • maarten weidema
    maarten weidema over 3 years ago

    thanks a lot!! what did i do wrong to get that topologically error?
    looks prety much the same as i did, only you defined the complete contour sketch..

  • maarten weidema
    maarten weidema over 3 years ago

    thanks, i already got that, i simply moved the 3d sketch ;)
    somethimes.. its so easy (most of the time.. its not!!) :)

    thanks again Arestide

  • A D
    A D over 3 years ago

    Here is my approach. I think the frame should be modeled around the head(eyes) and the lens. You can't "bend" the lens, therefore the frame must follow the lens too.

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    eyewear.7z, 1.37 MB
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  • Patrick
    Patrick over 3 years ago

    Hi Maarteen,
    Another approach could be used to remove material and make the groove : If lens is defined in place, copy its surfaces and choose remove from surface, this should work. Not enough time to test by myself, sorry.

  • Austin R.
    Austin R. over 3 years ago

    Hi maarten,

    Good question! I have two videos of Video-Tutorials.Net
    on solidworks extrude. If you want to read this link, then click here http://goo.gl/5NL4pL
    http://goo.gl/hUpkqA
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    Hope this information help for you!

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