Angling shapes inwards after padding

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Angling shapes inwards after padding

Postby EarthboundMartian » Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:20 pm

I am a newbie to FreeCAD and, to some degree, 3D CAD work in general. I am trying to step up my toy designs by modeling them in FreeCAD prior to putting them in SVG format for laser cutting, etc. Overall, I think I am getting the hang of this thanks to this forum and a multitude of YT videos. :D My current challenge, however, I am not finding a solution to. Perhaps I have simply approached it the wrong way, but I avail myself of your collective knowledge.

I am designing a wooden toy rocket. As shown in the attached image, I have a series of 3mm attachments that I want to tip in towards the center. These will actually form a sort of armature that I will use to apply wood putty to to make the nose cone. I simply cannot figure out how to turn those triangular pieces at their base towards that top ring.

I have included the drawing. Does anyone have any tips or even a tutorial on this sort of thing?

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Re: Angling shapes inwards after padding

Postby chrisb » Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:40 am

What is it exactly what you want to be turned?
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Re: Angling shapes inwards after padding

Postby freedman » Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:05 am

Normally we would draw the finger from a side profile (see pic) and then apply the array. The sketch would be tilted so no tilting required. The array can be multiple features so anything you add to the finger can be added to the array.
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Re: Angling shapes inwards after padding

Postby Bance » Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:33 am

Change the position of the sketch, like this:-
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Re: Angling shapes inwards after padding

Postby EarthboundMartian » Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:21 pm

Bance wrote: Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:33 am Change the position of the sketch, like this:-
Bance, THANK YOU!!!! To sort of quote Scotty, "It never occurred to me to think of the SKETCH as the thing that was moving!"

I appreciate the help.
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Re: Angling shapes inwards after padding

Postby freedman » Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:02 pm

Not saying there anything wrong but see how tilting the sketch makes for faces that don't meet. Not the best glue connection.
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Re: Angling shapes inwards after padding

Postby Kunda1 » Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:57 pm

EarthboundMartian wrote: Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:20 pm
Please remove the image from your signature.

Edit: Thank you.
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Re: Angling shapes inwards after padding

Postby EarthboundMartian » Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:06 pm

freedman wrote: Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:02 pm Not saying there anything wrong but see how tilting the sketch makes for faces that don't meet. Not the best glue connection.
Given the size of the pieces, it should be fine, especially since this is an armature for a external coating that will tie everything together (if this approach works out, that is).