Pocketing on a curved plane?

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Pocketing on a curved plane?

Unread post by Robert » Fri May 08, 2009 8:35 pm

I'm trying to pocket on a curved plane and I keep getting 'Bad reference plan or edge" Is it possible to perform the pocket tool on a curved plane? or is there a different process I should use?
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Unread post by olaio » Mon May 11, 2009 10:08 am

Hi Robert,

You can not do it directly with the pocket tool.
You need to use auxiliary tools.
For example, you need to create an auxiliary solid above the part to cut, then subtract the auxiliary solid (shape to modify) with the part to pocketing (tool to use), do not forget to use the "EXISTNG OPERATION" mode. After you need to move or offset (it depends your needs) the top face of the auxiliary solid. Then subtract the part to pocketing (shape to modify) with the auxiliary shape (tool to use).
This is an example, some other procedures can acheive the same result, but never with the pocket tool :wink:

Cumprimentos,

Olaio

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Unread post by Robert » Tue May 12, 2009 7:34 pm

Thanks for the information olaio, I'll try your method, I came up with a slightly different method.

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Unread post by Pieter » Tue May 19, 2009 12:38 pm

HI,

Maybe the easiest way:
1. imprint the curve on the face
2. Shape -> Surfacic/Boolean operation -> Extrude. The direction is of course inside the part, distance is the depth of the "pocket".

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Unread post by olaio » Tue May 19, 2009 1:08 pm

Hi Pieter,

Yes you can do it, if the pocket's bottom face is a "translated" face of the top face of the part. If the pocket's bottom face an "offset" face of the top of the part, you can not do this.

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