Round two adjacent edhes on rectangular rod (SU2014)


#1

I want to design a box made from 25x25mm rectangular rods. Along the side and bottom I can do a simple arc and push/pull to round the edges. How can I round the two adjacent sides on the corner pieces please?

I just want the top to be curved - not the whole corner rod.


#3

Use a 45 degree vertical face to slice a copies of rounded 25mm cube(s).

See: Creating a groin vault with a raised center


#4

Thanks Dan – I think I know what you’re saying but I’m a beginner J

Regards

Howard

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#5

Try this:

-Gully


#6

Thanks Gully

That’s how I started to look at it but I want the basic rectangular rod shape to be retained – something like this:

I followed Dan’s hint and got this double-rounded top but couldn’t get that top curve smooth – there’s a definite ridge there. L

Regards

Howard

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“No matter how hard you push the envelope, it will remain stationery”


#7

Use the Follow Me tool. Omit the rounded corners and simply run the tool around the perimeter. It’s exactly like using a router to cut the same corner radii.

As a rule, it’s better to get your geometry completely constructed before applying colors so you can see what you’re doing.

-Gully


#8

If a smooth tangency is what this is about, be sure to look for double-tangent inferencing, which is magenta, when you draw the profile of the corner radius:

-Gully