So I'm fairly new to solidworks and I run into many problems.
So far I managed it to create my own propeller - but I now need to cut rills into the surface of the propeller, like shown in the picture below. I want it over the whole wing and if possible some way of automated.
Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Two options I can think of off the top of my head: You can use a 3d sketch to define a spline for the rills to follow, and then do a swept cut down the length of it. This might take some trial and error to find the right shape to sweep. Alternatively you could define a complex equation driven surface to create the rills.
Its is tricky because of the twist in the propeller. The propeller I used has a loft with guide curves, so I constrained the 3d spline between two of them, and swept along it. I had another thought that might be a hell of a lot eassier though...why dont you model the propeller minus the twist in it, do a revolved cut to put the rills in, and then use flex to twist it into the desired angle?
Okay regarding your first option, how would you do that exactly? I guess I'm doing it wring but I cant make a 3D sketch that's not creating errors once I make a sweep cut.
Yeah i had that idea too already. Though I'm not experienced enough to use flex to twist it. I also need to stick to the size and the form since it's aerodynamically important. If you could give me some simple steps I would try it and post my result here.
you try to use insert>fastening feature> vent...