iLogic Tutorial Three – Cutter Profile Creation
The next two profiles are created exactly the same as the last one with the only difference being the radii, the names of the sketches, and the names of the profiles.
The next sketch is Edge Profile C, the radius is .25, and the profile is called Edge_Profile_C.
The one after that is Edge Profile D, the radius is .375, and the profile is called Edge_Profile_D.
All of the sketches are started on the Edge Profile plane, and all use the Edge Path as their path. Suppress both of the features when they are complete. For the naming, it is easiest to just copy and paste the previous name for the same feature, and change the suffix.
The last profile is the same in most ways, but is the most complicated of them all. Once you have the sketch to the point where you have the point projected, project the lower top corner as well as shown in the image below, then shut off the Edge Path sketch as per usual.
The next step is to get the sketch as shown in the image to the left.
The horizontal line at the top needs to be drawn separately, but the rest can be drawn in one continuous chain of line segments.
If you have forgotten how to do the radii, when you get to the end of a straight segment and want to start an arc, press and hold down the left mouse button and drag the arc. look for the tangent constraint glyph as all line to arc connections shown have a tangent condition. Add the .01 dimension from the vertical line to the tangent of the arc at this point.
Add a Coincident Constraint between the end of the open arc and the end of the top vertical line to close the loop. Test the loop by pressing the E key and passing your cursor over the profile. It should fill with a red preview.