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brandonherrer14
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Loft help

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05-11-2012 04:55 PM

Hello all

 

In the file i attached, i wanted to know how to loft it so it is one surface and then thicken it to .3 in

 

Thank You

 

Brandon

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rajeshindi
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Re: Loft help

05-12-2012 02:06 AM in reply to: brandonherrer14

Hi Buddy,

saw your surfaces and sketch.  But, it doesnt really tell me what exactly you want to do.  can you do a pencil sketch or a picture or something to know what you want to do.

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Re: Loft help

05-12-2012 04:02 AM in reply to: brandonherrer14

I noticed that your first sketch is unconstrained.

I recommend you start here http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/skillsusa%20university.pdf

did you notice all of the error warnings in your browser (yellow triangles), I would start over from scratch.

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Re: Loft help

05-17-2012 08:38 AM in reply to: JDMather

Okay i have redone it. This i believe does not have any error messages/traingles. I have attached it to this message.

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Re: Loft help

05-17-2012 09:52 AM in reply to: brandonherrer14

I assume you are still working with this

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Autodesk-Inventor/curvy-chair-help/m-p/3454630#M434628

It would have been better to keep this all in one thread.

 

I would do just a bit differently.

First thing I would do is take a picture looking directly down on the chair and one loooking directly from front.

Place each one of these as images into sketches and then scale the images to the (approximate) size of the chair. (there will be some parallax error - so don't worry about getting perfect)

 

Then I would do the sketches for the loft.

My sketches would be a bit different than yours, and often it is best to go a bit beyond the finished size and then trim back to the finished size.

 

Chair.png

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Re: Loft help

05-23-2012 08:43 AM in reply to: JDMather

I attached the pictures of the top and the front

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Re: Loft help

05-23-2012 09:21 AM in reply to: brandonherrer14

You need to put those two images into your Inventor file on the first two sketches and figure out how to scale them to actual size (more or less - keep in mind that you can't get this perfect because of parallax error.

I'll let you work on it a bit and then come back and show you how I would do it if you have trouble.

 

(You might do the Vacuum tutorial in my signature for reference to see an example using images.

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