Leo wrote:So, please do NOT think this is the shape. I did NOT put any real effort into creating YOUR actual shape. I just wanted to demonstrate that the 2 rail sweep CAN create multiple cross sectionals in this case 5 to create a shape. Your part would be 30 or 50 cross sectionals. I just threw lines on the page.
What I did to place the cross sectionals was to select the cross sectional vector and (i forgot how already, may have been right click) place it on the rails. Must be done in the 2 rail sweep workbox.
You would need to measure the cross sectional shape("Z") and intervals of every - say 1/8" or so - along the drive rail axis (say - "Y"). Your sectional vectors would be the "X" and "Z"
Leo wrote:There is a bit more about cross sections in the Manual, under 2 rail sweep.
martin54 wrote:While you have been given some good options to make this part on the CNC & I also understand that you are also wanting to learn how to use the software I can't help thinking you would be better using an epoxy mould (as you have already mentioned) for a job like this. Far easier & quicker to make & the mould will still be able to produce multiple parts
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