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Radial and planar symmetry?

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I am investigating the design of a simple wheel rim,

I see that when radial symmetry is applied, planar symmetry cannot be simultaneously applied. When a different symmetry is applied, the other one is lost. It's either one or the other.

That seems strange as I want the inner and outer sides of the rim to be symmetrical as well as the radial symmetry... because it's not for a car or something complicated, it's just a basic wheel.


Is that right?



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Radial symmetry should suffice, you can follow the tutorial here



using extrusion manufacturing constraint can help if you need the shape to have the same cross section through and through... 

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