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Re: Smoothing faces of a loft (square to round shape)

10-17-2013 07:40 AM in reply to: JDMather

JD...that's exactly what I want....guess I just don't understand how you did it?

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Re: Smoothing faces of a loft (square to round shape)

10-17-2013 07:47 AM in reply to: jyager

Here is another example.

 

Oops, don't use this one - it is inside out.

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Re: Smoothing faces of a loft (square to round shape)

10-17-2013 07:50 AM in reply to: JDMather

That works too but looks like a doctored lofted flange...where the first one looked like it was just a loft? How did you get the corners like that in the loft?

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Re: Smoothing faces of a loft (square to round shape)

10-17-2013 07:51 AM in reply to: jyager

jyager wrote:

JD...that's exactly what I want....guess I just don't understand how you did it?


Point Mapping

Point Mapping.png

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Re: Smoothing faces of a loft (square to round shape)

10-17-2013 08:08 AM in reply to: JDMather

That is what I wanted...just was unaware of that function, THANKS.

 

One question related to that point mapping...when I map the new point sets it seems like I get the green snap to the bottom square corners...but it doesn't want to snap to the points on the circle. Is there a reason it's not recognizing those points? Or do you just eyeball their location?

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Re: Smoothing faces of a loft (square to round shape)

10-17-2013 09:24 AM in reply to: jyager

Try adding Workpoints at the sketch points (I know workpoints will snap to the sketch points - and I think (but haven't tried) the mapping will snap to workpoints).

 

Another technique would be to pattern the sketch arc rather than sketch points - I am sure *(again, without having actually tried it) that it will snap to the arc endpoints).

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