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Loft tool and Remove

IsoThermIsoTherm Member Posts: 30 PRO
Greetings,

For your consideration and suggestions:

 Ok, here I have a solid that was created using the revolve tool.
Now I want to use the loft tool to cut a vane from inside. I have two profiles in one drawing and a spline path that is projected from the sketch below.

      If I use the loft tool in Add mode without the part shown, I get this. So far so good.

  With the part shown and used as a merge tool, but still in Add mode

  Now in Remove mode. What did I do wrong? I've tried this about seven ways and wind up in the same place each time.

Thanks,
Isotherm
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  • IsoThermIsoTherm Posts: 30 PRO
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    got it figured out. I needed to start the cut profile beyond the hard edge.

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  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 2,016
    Can you share it ?
    Neil Cooke, Director of Technical Marketing, Onshape Inc.
  • mahirmahir Member, Developers Posts: 844 ✭✭✭✭
    @IsoTherm, looks like you might have some line to line geometry. CAD doesn't do well with overlapping surfaces and knife edges.
  • IsoThermIsoTherm Member Posts: 30 PRO
    Greetings,

    For your consideration and suggestions:

     Ok, here I have a solid that was created using the revolve tool.
    Now I want to use the loft tool to cut a vane from inside. I have two profiles in one drawing and a spline path that is projected from the sketch below.

          If I use the loft tool in Add mode without the part shown, I get this. So far so good.

      With the part shown and used as a merge tool, but still in Add mode

      Now in Remove mode. What did I do wrong? I've tried this about seven ways and wind up in the same place each time.

    Thanks,
    Isotherm
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    • IsoThermIsoTherm Member Posts: 30 PRO
      If you dig into it you'll find a 2D and a 3D spline. I tried both and got the same result.
    • IsoThermIsoTherm Member Posts: 30 PRO
      Here's what I get when I intersect. This is what I want to remove from the body of the part.


    • IsoThermIsoTherm Member Posts: 30 PRO
      Accepted Answer
      got it figured out. I needed to start the cut profile beyond the hard edge.
    • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 2,016
      You can also create the vane as a separate part (new), use move face to extend the profile past the hard edge, then use Boolean / Subtract.  
      Neil Cooke, Director of Technical Marketing, Onshape Inc.
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