Is it possible to offset a surface with different offset distance along length?
if some one can help???
Posted by: ali kamranPost date: 5/17/2010 4:47:36 AM
First Offset and then rotate (or the other way round)?
Posted by: Sanjay KulkarniPost date: 5/17/2010 8:16:34 PM
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 kamranPost date: 5/18/2010 10:39:52 PM
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 KulkarniPost date: 5/18/2010 11:50:24 PM