How to model slideway ( twist guide for the aluminium cans) in SolidWorks.
My problem is to model slideway for empty cans. Main problem is in round bars.
I need to have good models of bars for CNC bending bars machine.
I tryied to use a combination of:
loft - when bars goes only in Radious
loft with twist along the path - when can is rotated along the path.
But it do not looks good- i obtain not smooth regular shape.
What operations i should use in solidworks to make it in the proffesional way.
The can inside do not may to stock- so the profile along the path shall be always the same.
I'm adding the pictures of oryginal guide which i must modydi for inner can.
and my test-sample creenshots with bad method of modeling(not smooth shape)
Ok guys! Thanks a lot for your sugestions.
Finaly i did the smooth shape with "parrallel" bars among all the path with loft operation.
I lofted - Two round profliles and give the moddle path (3d sketch - splajn with only one point to control -which i fixed into auxiliary sketch, begining and the end tangent to existing bars.