Boring Holes into Curved Surface

Discussion in 'SolidWorks' started by Curry Taylor, Dec 13, 2006.

  1. Curry Taylor

    Curry Taylor Guest

    Imagine a cylinder, but cut in half so that the cross section of
    the object looks like a half-moon. I am trying to bore holes (fastener
    holes, couterbores, etc) into the curved surface of the half-cylinder, but
    (of course) perpendicular to its flat plane.

    I have tried 2D sketch on the flat plane, an offset 2D sketch
    (both above the curved surface and intersecting it), and a 3D sketch, but
    I cannot get the holes to bore into the surface using the Hole Wizard. I
    either get an error or the holes bore from the other (flat) side, which is
    not the side I want.

    What is the easiest way to get what I want? Any help? Thanks very

    Curry Taylor, Dec 13, 2006
  2. Curry Taylor

    That70sTick Guest

    Perhaps not use the hole wizard? Cut-revolve and cut-extrude?
    That70sTick, Dec 13, 2006
  3. Curry Taylor

    Curry Taylor Guest

    Well, the problem with this is that I have no idea what fastener
    holes I need yet; the design constraints could change. It's also easier to
    see how different holes and hole features behave if you use the Smart
    Dimension after putting the hole in with your design. I have to put holes
    in around edges, so I have to make sure there is enough material to keep
    it sturdy.

    I'm sure there is a way to do what I proposed, but I don't know
    the proper way. Thanks,

    Curry Taylor, Dec 13, 2006
  4. Curry Taylor

    Curry Taylor Guest

    Thanks John!

    That's exactly what I want, except I need the counterbores to be
    perpendicular to the flat face of the object (and off-center). But I can
    generalize from what you have already shown.

    Thanks again!

    Curry Taylor, Dec 13, 2006
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