Is it possible to offset a surface with different offset distance along length?

if some one can help???




Posted by: ali kamran
Post date: 5/17/2010 4:47:36 AM


RE: offset

First Offset and then rotate (or the other way round)?


Posted by: Sanjay Kulkarni
Post date: 5/17/2010 8:16:34 PM

RE: offset


Thanks for reply

I mean i have a cylindrical surface about 3 m in length and  0.5 m  in diameter.

now i want to offset the surface 1mm for first 500 mm , 2 mm for next 500mm and so on last

waiting for reply





Posted by: ali kamran
Post date: 5/18/2010 10:39:52 PM

RE: offset




The only possible way I can think of is to create a new surface (revolving a slanted line or extruding a circle with taper). The problem is this will not remain attached with the original surface.

You can do so by adding a distance constraint between the new and original surface.

All this could be done using code with original surface object, distance and angle (or second distance) as parameters to be passed to the program.


In case of stepped straight offsets as probably you require you could create multiple surfaces and link them to original surface again by using distance constraints.


Not tried but I hope this helps.


Posted by: Sanjay Kulkarni
Post date: 5/18/2010 11:50:24 PM