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How to create a crowned obround shape?

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11-06-2011 01:00 PM

This seems like it should be easy to create because it is such a common language in so many products. But I just can't figure it out. Attached is a picture and the wire file of what I am trying to create. I used curve networks to build the part that I don't know how to build.


Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you.

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Re: How to create a crowned obround shape?

11-08-2011 09:21 AM in reply to: Jbibl

If you look at previous thread, the solution is there.

Curve networks are ok to develop shapes and proportions pretty quickly.

The downside, is that they do not give you very good surface quality, and the maximum you ll get between surfaces is G1 or T.


Good luck 

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Re: How to create a crowned obround shape?

11-08-2011 10:45 AM in reply to: Jbibl

I think it depends on what you are trying to accomplish. If the file is going to be used to create a tool or model from then you want really good surfaces. If you are just visualizing or concepting an idea, then I just do a simple birail and manipulate the CV's on each end. I adjusted one end, and left the other alone to illustrate what I mean. It's quick and dirty.

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