Making a Star Model
Can someone make this part in Solidworks 2015 format or lower and upload it? I can easily make this part's geometry but the blueprint is confusing me a little. Such as how far should the tip of the star be away from the circle and the engrave part.
Here is the website with the .pdf files: http://academy.titansofcnc.com/video/titan-5m
In star2.pdf, it states a distance of 1.855, that is from point to point of a 5 pt star. As shown in my screenshot, the sketch is fully defined. The key is to defined the pentagon size first.
It is strange that it has a dimension at all. I would place the point on pentagon on the circle.
For the engrave part, it is not very practical to be milled in its current definition but modeling it is certainly not hard at all.
I always to model only one section of half of a section if I can see I can circular pattern later.
Cut to 1/5 of the whole part, offset for path, use path to start a new plane, draw a circle on new plane, set to proper dimension then swept cut.
Circular pattern the other 4 bodies, combine, draw a circle and dimension it, place a point on circle and under the origin and set vertical relationship, circular pattern this point for reference on hole wizzard, hole wizzard.