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Part Cross-Section in Sketch

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Part Cross-Section in Sketch

I have not figured out a way to get a cross-section of a part's geometry onto a sketch so that I can then use it to create subsequent features. Hopefully the attached screenshots help to illustrate what I want to do.

 

My goal is to get the blue sketch line shown around the truncated cone in the first image driven from the model geometry. I have artificially created it for these images. The plane shown is a datum plane offset from the plane that is used to set the top of the cone.

 

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This is the VIEW cross-section shown on the plane. This is the the circle that I want to sketch and have driven by the conical feature. If the diameter of the cone changes, or the position of the cone moves, I want the driven sketch to update accordingly.

 

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Re: Part Cross-Section in Sketch

You want to "create curve from cross-section" from the datum submenu. Once you have that curve, you can project that into your sketch using the project feature in sketcher.

Re: Part Cross-Section in Sketch

Copy paste surfaces and intersect it with the plane.

Re: Part Cross-Section in Sketch

Good point. Since you can only do this as a reference in the sketch, you could offset the surface by zero and intersect that surface with any plane.

Re: Part Cross-Section in Sketch

This method seems to be the most straight-forward of those presented. I think it'll get me what I need. Thanks.

Sure would be nice if there was a tool available directly in Sketch mode, though, that didn't require the intermediary step(s).

Re: Part Cross-Section in Sketch

It all depends on the priority of the feature relation you need here. It is not uncommon to create a sketch of the post (revolve) and place a geometry (datum) point in the sketch for future reference.

What I do try to avoid is using silhouette curves as references. They tend to fail a lot!

Re: Part Cross-Section in Sketch

I am also curious what your next feature is going to be? The "creat curve..." is pretty easy, though.