I am trying to use Rhino to model what will happen when I run a router bit along the perimeter of a shape. The side profile of the bit is a simple 3mm radius. The challenge is that there are some instances where the outline of the shape (rail) will be curving back on itself with a radius of less than 3 mm. Sweep1 doesn’t deal well with the overlap. The attached image shows what happens. In this exercise, I am trying to do a 3mm radius going around a 2mm outside corner:
This is a simplified scenario. More generally, the rail is going to be an organic interpolated curve.
- Is Sweep1 the right command to be using?
- Are there setting within Sweep1 that will help it deal more gracefully with the overlap ‘flaps’ ?
- If I need to do some coding to accomplish this, then what approach would be effective?