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Smooth complex curved shape

DaveCAD

Newbie
Hi,

I am having some trouble generating a complex smooth shape. I managed to construct the approximate 3D shape by defining a couple of parallel planes. On these I draw the cross section with splines. I then carry out a Lofted Boss/Base operation,2D outlines on the different planes combining the different The solid object is then thinned down to 2mm with the Shell command. What I am missing is some overall post-processing smoothening/simplify complex shape button that makes the whole shape more regular. Does it exist for complex solids? Your help is appreciated.

Thanks
 

carson32

New member
Try changing the start and end constraints in the feature properties to normal to profile. Also you can try changing the starting position of the loft. The little green dots that the normal or directional vectors are coming out of are the loft starting points. You can drag these points around to get different loft profiles.
 

Matth

Newbie
Have you used guide lines?

Hi,

I am having some trouble generating a complex smooth shape. I managed to construct the approximate 3D shape by defining a couple of parallel planes. On these I draw the cross section with splines. I then carry out a Lofted Boss/Base operation,2D outlines on the different planes combining the different The solid object is then thinned down to 2mm with the Shell command. What I am missing is some overall post-processing smoothening/simplify complex shape button that makes the whole shape more regular. Does it exist for complex solids? Your help is appreciated.

Thanks
Hi Dave,
Apologies if you have already done this, but are you using guide lines? I use lofts fairly frequently and getting the guide lines right can be the key to controlling the shape.

Hope this helps,

Matthew
 

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