SU 2016 - 2 Point arc

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2016
arctool

#1

I can draw a 2 point arc with ease in SU2015…
but in SU2016, after selecting “2 points” then “bulge”… it gives me 2 STRAIGHT LINES (Not an arc)… very frustrating.

Is this a bug?
or is there some secret new intuitive command i am missing?


#2

Looks like you have set the number of segments at 2. Select the tool again, type 12 and hit enter then draw your arc.


#3

From this, it sounds like as Box said, you are typing 2 after getting the 2-Point Arc tool. Doing so will give you the results you see.


#4

Thanks for prompt response
I Typed 12s [12 Segments] and that smoothed it out to look like an arc…
I now get how SU arcs work :slight_smile:

Q2.
Now my problem is that I cannot draw this “2 point arc” to a small radius [eg. 1mm Radius]… in such a manner that the FOLLOW ME tool will fillet the top of my solid shape.

I can do it successfully with a 10mm Radius 2 point arc… but going gaga trying to draw a small 1mm fillet.

I have UNITS sets to “mm”… and precision set to 0.000mm (and snapping to0.05mm)…
Any hints welcome on how to make a SMALL 1mm Radius fillet around the four edges of a solid cube?

Cheers


#5

It won’t let you draw that tiny radius arc because the segments making up the arc would be too short. Scale the model up by a factor of 10 or 100 and draw the arc. then scale down after completing the Follow Me operation.


#6

Brilliant!!
My shout for a cyber coffee…