chrisb wrote: ↑
Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:09 am
Would you mind telling a bit about how you did it, which workbenches and tools you used?
part>revolve the torus, part>extrude the cutout volume, part>boolean to remove the cutout.
sketcher workbench sketches(important) to capture the edges i want to match on the edges of the cutout.
Silk workbench to convert the captured edges to control points, create the fancy curves, create a control grid from the fancy curves and control points, and slap a smooth surface with G2 along the length and G1 across the new cross section (one quarter of the cutout).
multiple Part>mirror to copy the new surface and close the gap.
then Part>shell (collect surfaces), Part>offset (inward), Part>solid (on both shells), Part>extrude the mini texture cutout, draft>Polar_ array, Part>boolean cutout from outer solid only, Part>fillet along the texture cuts.
Part>Fillet is working REALLY nice. i hadn't tried it since the edge selection was improved. I was pretty impressed to be able to even just select all the edges shown below...and then it actually filleted them!
i haven't booleaned out the inside section from the outside section. that just takes time and doesn't affect the test i wanted to do.