Part Design – Subtractive Groove ( Revolution )

The Subtractive Groove uses a Sketch to remove material from a Body. The selected sketch is rotated around an axis and removes material that it intersects. To complete a successful groove it must intersect some parts of the Body in which it is contained.

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Creating a Groove

To create the groove we will re-create the Icon shown in the toolbar. Sans, the colors and the red line in the middle.

Create a New Document, Select Part Design and add Body

Select an additive cylinder

Pick the XZ-Plane as its attachment

  1. Set the Cylinder radius to 10.00 mm
  2. Set the Height to 25.00
  3. Set the Angle to 90 Degrees

Click OK to accept the cylinder.

  1. Subtract the middle with a subtractive cylinder
  2. Select the subtractive cylinder
  3. Pick the XZ-Plane as its attachment
  4. Set cylinder radius to 10.00 mm
  5. Set the height to 25 mm

Our basic body is complete:

Add a sketch

Attach to XY-Plane

Add a Circle

Constrain the circle radius to 7 mm

Use a Horizontal contraint from the Circle center to the Sketch Origin, set te distance to 20

Use a Horizontal contraint from the Circle center to the Sketch Origin, set te distance to 10

Add the Groove

Select the Sketch in the Model Tree and Select the Create a Groove tool

Select the base Y-Axis as the revolution axis.

The Groove will be added and you can click OK to accept your choice


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