OK, so maybe I am not asking that correctly. So, let me explain...

I have done this before but it was a long time ago and I don't remember how I did it.

 

This piece will be cast in aluminum. Therefore, I am having to design with mold making in mind. The top piece was created using a thin loft. The end of the loft sits on my top plane:

The base had to be designed with loft from the center out. Now I want to take the end of my loft and extrude it down to meet the top of the base. I believe there used to be a command that would just let me grad the "surface" and tell it to "connect" to the other surface (not to be confused with surfacing tools - I am talking about extending the boss to the base)...

 

How did I do this before? OR...how can I do it now?


Categories: Modeling and Assemblies, Parts and Features

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Last comment By: Christian Chu   Wed, 13 Sep 2017 19:59:45 GMT
Re: How to extrude, or connect, one feature to another???

Extrude up to Surface is what you want... or you could bury the loft sketch in the square plate.

By: John Stoltzfus  Fri, 08 Sep 2017 18:20:54 GMT
Re: How to extrude, or connect, one feature to another???

you can use combine, or intersect under features to force the voids to fill. otherwise just click the end face of your loft, start a new sketch, convert the profile, and extrude up to body selecting the desired target

By: Newell Voss  Fri, 08 Sep 2017 18:23:21 GMT
Re: How to extrude, or connect, one feature to another???

Perhaps Replace Face.

Attach your *.sldprt file here if you can't figure it out.

By: J. Mather  Fri, 08 Sep 2017 18:38:26 GMT
Re: How to extrude, or connect, one feature to another???

I ended up just recreating the profile on the top plane and then extruding that to the body - I just wanted to be able to do that without having to create a new sketch. One time, and I swear I don't remember how I did it....I was able to just grab the face and tell it to extend.

 

I tried using combine and intersect - neither worked.

 

I knew I could go in make it happen using a new sketch - I just wanted to save some time.

By: Kevin Andrews  Fri, 08 Sep 2017 18:52:03 GMT
Re: How to extrude, or connect, one feature to another???

(insert>face>move )would be the only way to do that. unless you have instant 3D checked, then you can just pick a face and drag it out to the desired position.

By: Newell Voss  Fri, 08 Sep 2017 19:02:43 GMT
Re: How to extrude, or connect, one feature to another???

Hello Kevin,

 

Did you try move face with translate step up to surface end condition?

 

Alen

By: Alen Topic  Fri, 08 Sep 2017 19:14:47 GMT
Re: How to extrude, or connect, one feature to another???

Kevin,.. I'll attach what I think you are trying to do..

p 3.png

By: Paul Salvador  Fri, 08 Sep 2017 21:00:38 GMT
Re: How to extrude, or connect, one feature to another???

Move face

By: Tony Cantrell  Sat, 09 Sep 2017 14:43:29 GMT
Re: How to extrude, or connect, one feature to another???

Can you give a little more info on this - like maybe a quick tutorial?

 

Please and Thank you

By: Kevin Andrews  Tue, 12 Sep 2017 15:03:30 GMT
Re: How to extrude, or connect, one feature to another???

By looking at the inside section, I can tell that is exactly what I am trying to do - but how did you do it?

By: Kevin Andrews  Tue, 12 Sep 2017 15:06:25 GMT
Re: How to extrude, or connect, one feature to another???

Kevin,

If you have the top section with around shape and bottom section with square

Paul's model show the nice transition between them - see below image - but it might get an issue with casting this part - see blue mark

 

 

By: Christian Chu  Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:05:45 GMT
Re: How to extrude, or connect, one feature to another???

What version of SolidWorks are you using?

Can you attach your *.sldprt file here?

By: J. Mather  Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:19:08 GMT
Re: How to extrude, or connect, one feature to another???

..and, then.. if it's a pliable material?  it could be pulled or blown off with compressed air.

By: Paul Salvador  Tue, 12 Sep 2017 19:34:39 GMT
Re: How to extrude, or connect, one feature to another???

..the file which was attached has the features in it.. just rollback and disect how it was done?

By: Paul Salvador  Tue, 12 Sep 2017 19:36:26 GMT
Re: How to extrude, or connect, one feature to another???
This piece will be cast in aluminum. Therefore, I am having to design with mold making in mind.

 

This is aluminum piece so sharp corner might be a solution if  flow loss at  the sharp corner will be accepted ?

By: Christian Chu  Tue, 12 Sep 2017 19:49:15 GMT
Re: How to extrude, or connect, one feature to another???

well then... I'll raise the ante with a sand or plaster core/cavity.

By: Paul Salvador  Tue, 12 Sep 2017 20:14:57 GMT
Re: How to extrude, or connect, one feature to another???

Paul,

I might be wrong, but seems to me that this casting piece would be used for water or liquid then sharp corner might be accepted; otherwise, they have to use your approach using sand for core/cavity

By: Christian Chu  Tue, 12 Sep 2017 20:30:01 GMT
Re: How to extrude, or connect, one feature to another???

This will be used for air. This is an intake manifold for a blower. I have to be mindful of the turbulence at these corners in order to keep from having excessive noise. Believe it or not, this design works very well with my flow simulation.

 

The cavity is made from a different material that can be: melted out, pulled out, forced out in some way - but I am not sure what type. As I have already admitted to, I am not very familiar with designing for mold production and am having to learn on the fly.

 

I would attach the file, but I am not 100% sure how to do that

By: Kevin Andrews  Wed, 13 Sep 2017 19:13:15 GMT
Re: How to extrude, or connect, one feature to another???

I haven't seen an attached file. I have only seen a screen shot...

By: Kevin Andrews  Wed, 13 Sep 2017 19:13:56 GMT
Re: How to extrude, or connect, one feature to another???
By: Paul Salvador  Wed, 13 Sep 2017 19:34:33 GMT
Re: How to extrude, or connect, one feature to another???
The cavity is made from a different material that can be: melted out, pulled out, forced out in some way - but I am not sure what type. As I have already admitted to, I am not very familiar with designing for mold production and am having to learn on the fly.

Melted out process should solve issue of the round corner

By: Christian Chu  Wed, 13 Sep 2017 19:59:45 GMT
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