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Create a groove consistent with a milling cutter

Create a groove consistent with a milling cutter


I'm trying to model a groove on a curved surface that is to be made on a 5 axis. I only know how to sweep a 2d Sketch which when going around radii smaller than that sketch width causes a clash and cusp error. (see below)

In real life this isn't a problem because we are just cutting away the material, but it would be nice to have the groove modeled as if a circular cutter had been ran around this curve normal to the support surface.

Is there any way to do this in Part Design or GSD?

Any suggestions are appreciated.

RE: Create a groove consistent with a milling cutter

Hi, you can do it like i do in the pic, when u get clash on the corner you will get control lines
and just move them around to get what you want.

RE: Create a groove consistent with a milling cutter

Ferdo sometimes boolean operation doesn't give desired result especially with curved surface.

Jenia Ladkov

RE: Create a groove consistent with a milling cutter

Ferdo, it's more creating the sweep to make a solid that's limiting at the moment.

Harun, Oh that's great, I didn't realise I could get some control lines. Presumably from the "Location Values" tab? It looks like it's only for straight lines through, not a profile.

I'll have a play over the weekend. Thanks,

RE: Create a groove consistent with a milling cutter

No no, u can use if for profile, if you want you can send me part, I can make it for you.
I use this option when i have very complex curve and I must make surface for spliting.
For example when i making surface for trim cutter, if a can see good you want the same.

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