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Never ending story on loft twist

Hello
I'm struggling with lofting rounded rectangle to normal rectangle.
Is it even possible with single loft? Because it works as I want if I cut sketches to loft roundings separately.
Vertices matching does not help at all. Top rectangle has only 4 while bottom has 8 (and 4 more implicitly in centre of rounding)

Any suggestions? Especially if single loft is possible here.


Comments

  • MichaelPascoeMichaelPascoe Member Posts: 463 PRO
    edited January 26
     
    @michał_piotrowski
    It took a few tries, but I got it. 
    • Split the rounded corners in half in the top sketch.
    • Split the bottom sketch so that is has the same number of vertices. Make sure they line up with the top sketch.

  • Evan_ReeseEvan_Reese Member Posts: 918 PRO
    The workarounds required for lofting is very very high on my list of things I don't like about Onshape (and I love Onshape). I hope loft synchronization gets an overhaul soon.
    Evan Reese / Principal and Industrial Designer with Ovyl
    Website: ovyl.io
    Instagram: @evan.reese.designs
  • lanalana Onshape Employees Posts: 608
  • Evan_ReeseEvan_Reese Member Posts: 918 PRO
    haha, this is hilarious timing. Yes, this should help! Gotta play with it
    Evan Reese / Principal and Industrial Designer with Ovyl
    Website: ovyl.io
    Instagram: @evan.reese.designs
  • MichaelPascoeMichaelPascoe Member Posts: 463 PRO
    I tried that, but I couldn't figure out how to add more than one connection?
  • bruce_williamsbruce_williams Member, Developers Posts: 745 PRO
    @MichaelPascoe - the trick is close the Connection group and then choose location for next Connection. Then a new group is started and the focus (blue entry color) will be in this new group.  These kinds of entry boxes are always getting me; got to remember to switch to next group.
    www.accuratepattern.com
  • bruce_williamsbruce_williams Member, Developers Posts: 745 PRO
    Connections are very cool how they work.  I like being able to choose anywhere along a curve and move it live or choose a vertex.  A needed improvement will be to have Start & End condition work with Connections.  I think the Connection should just follow the conditions.
    www.accuratepattern.com
  • mike_hölschermike_hölscher Member Posts: 93 PRO
    Since this part looks pretty symmetrical, you can also loft a quarter piece, and then pattern or mirror to create the complete piece. Maybe this makes the lofting a bit simpler.
  • MichaelPascoeMichaelPascoe Member Posts: 463 PRO
    edited January 27

    @bruce_williams
    Thanks. That worked much better.




  • bruce_williamsbruce_williams Member, Developers Posts: 745 PRO
    edited January 27
    @MichaelPascoe
    perfect - the UI is not intuitive.  And for the OP your splitting the curve is necessary since the Connections do not play with End Conditions....yet.
    www.accuratepattern.com
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