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Loft with Guide Curve and non-Planar Profile

You can create a guide curve loft by using two or more profiles and one or more guide curves to connect the profiles. The profiles can be either planar or non-planar. The guide curves help you control the intermediate profiles that are generated.

To create a loft using guide curves and non-planar profiles:

  1. Use a split line to create a non-planar profile on a model face.

  2. Sketch one or more guide curves.

See recommendations for using guide curves with a loft.

  1. Add a Pierce relation between the guide curves and an edge or vertex on the non-planar face.

  2. Sketch the remaining profiles needed to create the loft.

  3. Add relations between the profiles and guide curves:

  • Pierce relations between the guide curves and vertices, user-defined sketch points, or both, on the profiles.

  • Coincident relations between vertices, user-defined sketch points, or both, of the guide curves and the profiles.



Non-planar profile with split line and guide curve

Non-planar profile with split line and guide curve leading to planar profile

  1. Click one of the following:

    • Lofted Boss/Base on the Features toolbar or Insert, Boss/Base, Loft

    • Lofted Cut on the Features toolbar or Insert, Cut, Loft

    • Lofted Surface on the Surfaces toolbar or Insert, Surface, Loft

  1. In the PropertyManager:

    1. Select the profiles to loft in the graphics area for Profiles .

To select the profile sketch on the non-planar face, you must use the Select Group tool in the SelectionManager to select the individual profile sketch edges.

  1. Click OK .

Related Topics

Loft Overview

Loft PropertyManager

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