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kesseltine
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Inventor Surfaces Changing The Loft Profile

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01-03-2012 11:43 AM

attached are 3 files that demostrate what is happening when I select a profile to loft and the rails of the Surface and how it changes the profile and how I can get a straight back edge not bowed in like it did to the front

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01-03-2012 01:19 PM in reply to: kesseltine

I am not familiar with editing jpg files in Inventor.
Why didn't you attach the ipt file?

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01-04-2012 04:13 AM in reply to: kesseltine

becuase I hit submit before I attached it ..............sorry, it should be attached now

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Re: Inventor Surfaces Changing The Loft Profile

01-04-2012 05:59 AM in reply to: kesseltine

The entire part seems to me to be poorly done.

I would (almost) never ever use Fixed constraints.
The dimensions don't make logical sense to me?

The arc in Sketch7 used for a rail is not connected to the profile sketches 1 & 3 (this seems to be the biggest problem - taken care of with a simple Project Geometry - you should constrain all sketches).

 

You might add additional rails for more control.

Rails.png

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Re: Inventor Surfaces Changing The Loft Profile

01-04-2012 07:47 AM in reply to: JDMather

yeah I agree ... file was not done by me , someone else , so I didnt know what he was trying to get accomplished or what shape he ws looking for nor what he was looking to produce ... thanks for your help, I dont deal much with surface if I dont have to , usally try to deal with solid if at all possible

 

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