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Adding Loft Sections

You can add one or more loft sections to an existing loft.

When you add a section, it creates a loft section and a temporary plane. The loft section automatically creates pierce points at its end points and intersection points with guide curves. You can drag the plane to position the new loft section. You can also use a pre-existing plane (created before the loft feature) to position the new loft section.

Once you position the new loft section, you can use the shortcut menu to edit the new loft section. Edit the loft section as you would any other sketch element (dimension, add relations, modify shape, and so on).

To add a loft section:

  1. Right-click along the path of the existing loft where you want to add the new loft section, and select Add Loft Section.

    The Add Loft Section PropertyManager appears with the current loft sections listed. In the graphics area, a temporary plane appears with the new loft section.

    You can click OK in the PropertyManager after adding the new loft section if you do not need to specify a different plane, reposition the loft section, or use the edit functions.

  2. If you want to use the temporary plane, position the plane along the path of the existing loft by doing one of the following:
    • Drag the plane along the path of the existing loft.
    • Place the pointer at one of edges of the plane. The pointer changes to . This allows you to change the angle of the plane and modify the shape of the new loft section.

    Drag plane Rotate plane

  3. If you want to use another previously created plane, select Use selected plane and select a plane .
  4. Once you position the new loft section, you can do either of the following:
    • Click OK in the PropertyManager to create the loft section.
    • Use the shortcut menu and select Edit Loft Section to add relations, dimension, and so on. If you select Edit Loft Section, a dialog box appears, allowing you to go Back (to reposition the plane), Cancel (the add section process), or Finish.
  5. Once you define the new loft section, click Finish.

    The sketch used to add the new loft section appears in the loft feature. You can delete any sketch you added using Add Loft Section.

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