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cylinder with spherical end (by Helmut Raulien)
Hi! I am very content with Solvespace, thank you for it! I just have not managed to make a cylinder with spherical end. I have tried to make a ball by lathing a half circle, and then from a new workplane from its center point drawing a circle with same diameter, and extruding that. I also have tried making a ball and a cylinder, and combining both by constraining the center points. In all cases, the resulting shape has holes, e.g. the spherical end is only a half-shell, or two quarters of a shell, and there are many red lines everywhere. Once even nothing went anymore, I had to pull the plug of my computer. Maybe it is my computer that is not good enough. Everything with non-sherical surfaces works absolutely fine.

Tue Aug 31 2021, 11:01:32
(no subject) (by Eric Buijs)
I made just one sketch that contains a rectangle with an arc on top followed by a lathe. Works on a very low spec machine. See example.
Tue Aug 31 2021, 11:30:57, download attachment spherical_end.slvs
cylinder with spherical end (by Helmut Raulien)
Hi, it´s the asker again. I have now made a ball, saved the file, made a cylinder, saved it too, and then assembled both in a new file. That worked, it has no holes anymore. Obviously, at least with my computer, spherical surfaces can best be assembled. But, thank you, Eric, according to your example, to add a spherical end to a nonspherical thing in one file, it works if you make the nonspherical thing first, and then lathe the sphere on to it. Not the other way.

Tue Aug 31 2021, 12:20:49
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