Help to model complex pocket

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Help to model complex pocket

Postby DLG » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:17 am

Hello everyone :) ,

I have been using FreeCad since little less than two months, and I'm coming to you with a quick question, I want to create a pocket inside a solide, but I don't know how to.

The pocket itself is rather complex, I could describe it at an elliptical cone, which would have its end flattened.

It starts with a circle with a diameter of 8 mm and ends up with a large slot, with a height of 5 mm and a width of 35 mm,
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but the pocket itself is tilted.
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As you can see on the attached figures, I have designed the two shapes on the two faces of the solid so that you can better see what I want to achieve.

Basically, I'd like FreeCad to create the pocket using those two shapes as starting and end shapes, but I don't know how to do this, or even if that's possible.

Any ideas on how to achieve this ?

Thank you very much !

Btw, here are my version infos:

OS: Windows 10
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.17.13522 (Git)
Build type: Release
Branch: releases/FreeCAD-0-17
Hash: 3bb5ff4e70c0c526f2d9dd69b1004155b2f527f2
Python version: 2.7.14
Qt version: 4.8.7
Coin version: 4.0.0a
OCC version: 7.2.0
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Re: Help to model complex pocket

Postby chrisb » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:28 am

Hi DLG, welcome to the forum.
If you have modeled your cube in PartDesign workbench you create a subtractive loft.
If you have modeled in Part workbench you create a loft and make a boolean cut.

In both cases it works best if you change the circle to consist of several segments matching the segments of the slot.
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Re: Help to model complex pocket

Postby meme2704 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:17 pm

I made it in Part Wb
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Re: Help to model complex pocket

Postby Willem » Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:34 am

Hi, this model can also be made in the Part design workbench using the subtractive loft function
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Re: Help to model complex pocket

Postby DLG » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:25 am

Thanks a lot guys, that was really helpful of you !