Clamshell modeling help requested...

Next
 From:  mcramblet
5606.1 
As a fairly new user to MoI, I've been using it exclusively on Packaging Design projects, forcing myself to figure things out. I've come up against an issue that I just can't figure out. I'm working on a clamshell design that an interesting, very curvy shape on the front. I can't get MoI to apply any fillets to a couple of edges, where I need to have some draft applied. I thought that the shape may be too complex for the fillet function, so I tried creating the bevel and sweeping it around the shape, which worked, but now I can't planar the surface to close the cavity. I think it's totally possible that I've gone about creating this in a less than ideal way in MoI, so I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas for me. It doesn't seem like it should be giving me so much grief, but I can't figure it out. The highlighted lines in the images are the areas in question. The model is also attached.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
Michael Cramblet
Attachments:

Image Attachments:
Size: 149.9 KB, Downloaded: 34 times, Dimensions: 701x1225px
Size: 407.8 KB, Downloaded: 28 times, Dimensions: 2514x1418px
  Reply Reply More Options
Post Options
Reply as PM Reply as PM
Print Print
Mark as unread Mark as unread
Relationship Relationship
IP Logged

Previous
Next
 From:  Mauro (M-DYNAMICS)
5606.2 In reply to 5606.1 
I hope to understand what you want:

take a look at this part: points are not straight and,when extruded they produce a little curve difficult to fillet






i have moved these points in straight position with the rest of your shape
than extruded using tapered option obtaining a solid than filleted
then deleting a face and union all surfaces



sorry i have switched in Metric system so i did an improvisation (4 degrees tapered)
i think it works,hope you understand my example,take a look at the file attached

M

  Reply Reply More Options
Post Options
Reply as PM Reply as PM
Print Print
Mark as unread Mark as unread
Relationship Relationship
IP Logged

Previous
Next
 From:  Frenchy Pilou (PILOU)
5606.3 In reply to 5606.2 
Maybe select your curve
Press TAB
and write Rebuilb
you must obtain a dialog windows ;)
---
Pilou
Is beautiful that please without concept!
My Gallery
  Reply Reply More Options
Post Options
Reply as PM Reply as PM
Print Print
Mark as unread Mark as unread
Relationship Relationship
IP Logged

Previous
 From:  mcramblet
5606.4 
Thanks to both responders. I see my mistake in the slightly messy geometry. I cleaned that up and things went as planned, after that. Consider this a lesson learned!

Thank-you,
Michael Cramblet
Packaging Design
Phone: 616-574-6271
 
  Reply Reply More Options
Post Options
Reply as PM Reply as PM
Print Print
Mark as unread Mark as unread
Relationship Relationship
IP Logged
 

Reply to All Reply to All