Tim Titus asked me if I could do some tutorials on some of the shapes I have been making. He asked this on Torus Möbius and as this is one of the more simple ones I have done (it only as 5 sketches and 4 features) I thought this would be a good one to start with. If there are any other models you would like to see a tutorial for let me know here or drop me a private message. I made this using SolidWorks 2012 but I think most parametric modelers can do this in the same way.
Here are the steps I did to make this model.
Start by opening a new sketch. I made my part in mm,
As the name suggests, this shape is just a torus cut in half with a möbius (still a single solid body)
It can be helpful to rename your sketches and features to make them easier to select down the line. If you do not know how to do this look here;
Answered with a tutorial: https://grabcad.com/tutorials/tutorial-torus-mobius
Awesome!! Thanks Stephen!
wow - it's very nice :)
Thank you for your time. It worked!
operation failed due to geometric conditions
What step are you on?
Be sure you choose the half circle path and not the full circle and make sure your line is pierced. can you upload your file and I will see if I can see where the error is. Did you lable your sketches the same was as I did? and make sure your relationships fully defining the sketches are the same. use pierce instead of conincident.
i figured it out thanks :D
step 10... does not like my 90 degree twist along path
It was like you had mentioned, was not pierced. Came back to it today and realized my error
Your welcome Can you share where your error was incase someone else does the same thing?
If you complete it add you model here in the comments. Here are the ones I have seen.
thank's stephen, so i have new experience about this technique in solidworks.
This is not true Mobius. In Mobius has only one surface and only one edge , whereas here we have two surfaces and two edges like a regular ring ...
If you take a look at my page I do have a number of mobius (in solid form as a mobius is just a surface) and just let me know if you would like me to do a tutorial on any of them.
If you read thw description it is a torys cut in half with a mobius
good idea.. thank you!