I have a sketch I am trying to make into a coutour flange that I keep getting a sketch error on and Im not sure why the arc has to be tangent. I tried it in SolidWorks and this profile worked (And I am a SE fan, dont worry). I just want to know why I cant make this profile into a contour flange? This is a "molding" piece for the top of a sign.
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I believe that this error is actually telling you what the problem is...
you will need to add a transition fillet at the one transition and assure that the connecting leg is Tangent...
That worked great!
Excuse me for my ignorance. But this project is giving me a heartburn lol. What would be the best way to get these to meet up correctly mitered. Everytime I try to do this type of connection, I can never seem to get it to come together correctly.
I created the long one in context using the rectangular sketch as a reference (it represents the bottom). I then done the short side, but cant get them to come together right at the corner
I have attached files
when you create the contour flange... change the extent option to include all the edges that the contour will wrap... if you create this as 1 feature SE will miter the corners for you!!!
This actually needs to be in seperate pieces as its for a large sign. thats where I struggle is getting two seperate files to miter correctly
no problem anyway.
You just have to mitter the contour flange using the "Normal To Surface" option rather than the "Normal To Thickness"
And change the length to +4 inch to the inner edge (sketch) length.
Wolfgang, @hawcad, BRILLIANT! I was going to way over complicate things with boolean, inter-part copies etc...
Thanks for this appreciative words.
Yes this of course will be the easiest way and methode to do.
Another also not so complicated approach would be (my second choice) to use a normal cutout from a top view position.
There a single 45 degree line will do all for You.