The boundary cut feature is a special cut feature that lets you do any cut on a surface based on sketch profiles. This particular demo will take you through how to insert a boundary cut on a surface using two circular sketch profiles. The boundary cut feature allows for modification of the cut based on several governing factors, like tangency and normal to the sketch properties.
With this feature, you can create tapered cuts by simply creating different sizes of the sketch profiles. Looking at the rectangular section shown below.
We can create sketch profiles on either side of the rectangle faces by clicking on ‘sketch’, and then selecting the desired faces.
Clicking on the boundary cut tool under the features tab pulls up the window below, under the feature manager tree. Select the sketch profiles as the basis of your boundary cut.
Note that you can choose different sketch relations for the sketch profiles by clicking on the drop down menu available, as shown.
For example, choosing the normal to profile option makes the boundary cut profile look like the one above. You can choose different configurations for the cut based on the available options.
Besides the sketch relations, you can also add draft to the boundary cut and also change the mesh density of the cut. Increasing the mesh density of the cut improves the cut precision.
Once you are okay with your selections, you can the click on the green marker to create the cut. Notice how the cut appears complex and quite appealing to the eye.
With these simple steps, you can create a boundary cut of your own design.