Modeling an Precision Elliptical Flat Mirrors

Discussion in 'SolidWorks' started by Chris Dubea, Oct 12, 2006.

  1. Chris Dubea

    Chris Dubea Guest

    Chris Dubea, Oct 12, 2006
  2. Chris Dubea

    matt Guest

    There looks to be some missing info, such as what the edges do around
    the sides, but here's one take on it:

    2006 format

    I just extruded an ellipse along an angled line, and then cut away part
    of the outside. The cut creates a funny edge, but it fits the info given.
    matt, Oct 12, 2006
  3. Chris Dubea

    kenneth Guest

    extrude a cylinder, dia = minor axis
    cut disc from side of cylinder. (hint 45 deg)

    i can't post , so i sent you a sample.

    kenneth, Oct 12, 2006
  4. Chris Dubea

    kenneth Guest

    that's it.

    it's preferable to have origin on surface to make it easy to calculate focal
    kenneth, Oct 12, 2006
  5. Chris Dubea

    Chris Dubea Guest


    Thanks guys!

    Chris Dubea, Oct 13, 2006
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    Brian Guest

    Oooo... as a reminder, when drawing mirrors/lenses watch your units!
    <cough, nasa, cough >
    Brian, Oct 13, 2006
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