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Loft with 3d sketch

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11-14-2012 10:39 AM

Hello all,

I was wondering how I should go about making this loft/fill between a face and sketch to follow the points set up by a 3d sketch.  I'm still quite the noob at this so needed some input from the experts here.  I've attached the image with the feature I want marked in red.  The part file is included so you guys can see how horrible my technique is :smileytongue:

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Re: Loft with 3d sketch

11-14-2012 11:55 AM in reply to: sp1n1mbus

You need at least two closed loops (start and end) and a path.


John Retzlaff
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Re: Loft with 3d sketch

11-16-2012 06:44 AM in reply to: john.retzlaff

Well, I got it to work by toying with surface modeling (which I learned is taught in the advanced inventor course I won't be able to take for another year.  But I can't seem to make it a solid.  Is it because I don't have "surfaces" on the solid faces to stitch to?


Thanks in advance for the help. This internship has higher expectations than I expected but I figure it's a good learning experience still. :smileyvery-happy:

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