Step 6D3.1: Export Slot-Cam to SOLIDWORKS

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Step 6D3.1: Export Slot-Cam to SOLIDWORKS

Background

Example Cam

A standard rotating-cam is a closed shape. The cam-coordinates move uniformly along the cam-profile as the MMA increases from 0 to 360.  The XYZ Points do not self-intersect or repeat (unless there is undercutting).

However, with a Slot-Cam* the contact-point may/will not move along the cam steadily. The Cam can be stationary, asnd often will retrace its path with the roller moving in the opposite direction. Thus the coordinates will repeat the same profile.

You cannot create a sketch from these coordinates.

This topic describes how to solve this problem.

* Any Cam in which the contact-point does not move steadily along the cam.

tog_minus'Complications' when exporting coordinates of a Slot-Cam to SOLIDWORKS
tog_minusSolution to the Complications : LINEARISE the MOTION input to the Cam.