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cylindrical groove

Hello,

I do not know how to do this type of grooves. What is the most appropriate tool for this kind of circular grooves?

Thanks a lot for your help.

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Re: cylindrical groove

It is difficult to make this accurately as it involves a 3D cutting tool. Traditionally, the physical parts are made on a lathe with a milling attachment.

You can make a reasonable representation using the helical sweep function. You can scribe a trajectory using a wrap feature. Use the math for circumference to attain the accurate angles in a flat sketch. Be sure to add a coordinate system to your sketch!

Some tips here: Closed and Ground Spring - Alternative to Helical Sweep

You may also have some luck using the Offset feature.

A very lengthy discussion on 3D tool emulation may be gleaned in this discussion:

Modeling a globoidal cam

Also: Video Link : 5595

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Re: cylindrical groove

Thank you Antonius!

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