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greenheron
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Registered: ‎09-04-2013
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Re: how to non-uniform scale with specific dimensions and not ratios

09-13-2013 11:28 AM in reply to: Phil.E

You're right, that was Inventor Fusion. In 360, I'm not getting dimensions to show up when creating an ellipse, but I am able to add dimensions after creating an ellipse. Going back to your workflow, it looks like those instructions will create a stepped object rather than a smooth object. After extruding the ellipse, it doesn't look like I can add dimensions to the extruded surface (dimension tool isn't availabel for this purpose—it's grayed out) to taper the shape. I can only create a new shape on the surface, add dimensions and extrude it. Any suggestions?

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Phil.E
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Re: how to non-uniform scale with specific dimensions and not ratios

09-16-2013 10:31 AM in reply to: greenheron

Sorry, I didn't realize you needed to include the transitions.

 

Have you tried to loft the shape and then slice it up?

 

After you loft all the sketched profiles use these offset planes that you created for the loft profiles as tools for Modify > Split body.

 

slice_the_loft_A.png

 

slice_the_loft_B.png

 

Thanks,

 



Phil Eichmiller
Software QA Engineer
Fusion Quality Assurance Team
Autodesk, Inc.

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Phil.E
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Re: how to non-uniform scale with specific dimensions and not ratios

09-16-2013 12:23 PM in reply to: greenheron

I thought of one more option:

 

Sketch the profiles on the stack of offset planes

Make one loft per body between each successive stack part and the next sketch in line.

Use Continuity > Free to keep the sides as a straight bevel shape, instead of curving.

 

I realized that my previous pictures show curved edges on the sections which may not work well in a CNC router setup.



Phil Eichmiller
Software QA Engineer
Fusion Quality Assurance Team
Autodesk, Inc.

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