Cut A Groove In A Cylinder


#1

I am trying to model an existing part, but I can’t seem to get a groove cut into my cylinder. At this point I don’t necessarily need to taper either end of the groove I would be happy just to get a goove of the appropriate length, width and depth. I have tried creating a rectangle with dimensions of the groove I wish to cut, made it a group and placed it on the cylinder and tried to intersect the faces. No go.

I have attached a picture of the part I am trying to model. If anyone is able to help It would be most appreciated. I am also unable to locate “Joint Push Pull” or “Tools On Surface” in the extension warehouse.


#2

The ‘missing’ tools you seek are available from SketchUcation.com PluginStore.
The ones you mentioned are Fredo’s…
http://sketchucation.com/pluginstore?listtype=1&author=56&category=0
Note that you also need to install Fredo’s Lib to use most of his [excellent] tools…:smile:
There are many Extensions available from SketchUcation, which - for various reasons - are not found in the EWH…
e.g. my own :wink:

You can get a Free Account to start with at SCF - which allows downloads of Plugins and discourse in the forums, but misses the various fringe benefits [freebies, discounts etc] of a modest-cost ‘Premium Account’ - just read the joining page and click on the right links…

You can then search in both places…


#3

I thought I’d toss in a keyway gif about here,

I goobered a bit framing the intersect command but you get the idea.

Shep