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Curving a part on two axes

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11-12-2013 11:45 PM


I would like to create a curved surface from a flat part. I have designed the 3d part on the XY plane and would like to have it curved as if placed on a sphere.


I have attached a picture of what I want to achieve. The part is curved in both the X-axis and Y-axis. Unfortunately I cannot attach the part file due to proprietary rights.


At first I used the Bend Part feature and created a bend on both sides on one axis.This was done by sketching a line in the center of the part, which is symmetric in the x-axis and using Bend->Sides. Then I sketched another line which is symmetric in the y-axis and this intersects with the first line used for bending. I have found that I cannot create a second bend using this new line.


Maybe I am going about it the wrong way. Please advise.

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Re: Curving a part on two axes

11-13-2013 03:13 AM in reply to: nasreen.b

Model in the finished form.

Is it really spherical or just close to spherical?

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