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Making the front of a Diamond Play Button

charlie_kingslandcharlie_kingsland Member Posts: 7 EDU
edited February 27 in Community Support
I have a basic shape for a diamond play button, i was just wondering how I would create the raised-ness of the top of the play button... Any ideas? I have the basic lines drawn on a sketch plane, I just do not know how to extrude lines...

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  • Evan_ReeseEvan_Reese Member Posts: 856 PRO
    Accepted Answer
    Ah I understand now (I think). This is actually something I've wanted from time to time and would love for it to become part of the loft feature. Good question @charlie_kingsland I don't know a simple way. All I can think is a lot of separate surface lofts, like this. You can get in a groove and use some hotkeys to knock it out fairly quick, but it will be a somewhat fragile model that will break if you try to tweak it much. At least it wouldn't be up to my ideals of stability.

    Evan Reese / Principal and Industrial Designer with Ovyl
    Website: ovyl.io
    Instagram: @evan.reese.designs

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  • Evan_ReeseEvan_Reese Member Posts: 856 PRO
    Evan Reese / Principal and Industrial Designer with Ovyl
    Website: ovyl.io
    Instagram: @evan.reese.designs
  • charlie_kingslandcharlie_kingsland Member Posts: 7 EDU
    That semi-answers it... But is there a way to extrude the lines instead of the points?
  • mahirmahir Member, Developers Posts: 1,120 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 3
    You can loft to/from points, lines, or closed surfaces/sketches. Your example looks like it could be done in about 4 or 5 lofts.
  • charlie_kingslandcharlie_kingsland Member Posts: 7 EDU
    mahir said:
    You can loft to/from points, lines, or closes surfaces/sketches. Your example looks like it could be done in about 4 or 5 lofts.
    I can't seem to loft to a line on a different sketch that is 5mm above the face of the flat diamond play button, however, I can loft to a point on that separate sketch?
  • Evan_ReeseEvan_Reese Member Posts: 856 PRO
    I guess I don't understand the ask then. It's always tough for me to get what people mean just from a description. If you'll create the features you're trying to create, and leave them in a failed state, and share the doc, I can take a look.
    Evan Reese / Principal and Industrial Designer with Ovyl
    Website: ovyl.io
    Instagram: @evan.reese.designs
  • charlie_kingslandcharlie_kingsland Member Posts: 7 EDU
    I guess I don't understand the ask then. It's always tough for me to get what people mean just from a description. If you'll create the features you're trying to create, and leave them in a failed state, and share the doc, I can take a look.
    In this document (https://cad.onshape.com/documents/477e1f0a606da3bb9b2ca20c/w/131dbe38e3f65668afb3d8e5/e/9205b86f309e2c457916d23c), there is a folder called 'red diamond', inside that is v1 & v2. 'v1 > diamond' is what I have tried already, and 'v2 > red dimond' is me trying to loft up to a line
  • mahirmahir Member, Developers Posts: 1,120 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • charlie_kingslandcharlie_kingsland Member Posts: 7 EDU
    mahir said:
    Once again, that is kind of what i'm looking for, but i would like to loft up to a line, not a point...
  • mahirmahir Member, Developers Posts: 1,120 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 3
    charlie_kingsland said:
    Once again, that is kind of what i'm looking for, but i would like to loft up to a line, not a point...
    I think I may have misspoken earlier. I did try lofting to a line, but it seems that this is only possible when creating a surface vs a solid. You can loft from line to point (2D surface), surface to point (3D volume), or line to line (2D surface), but you can't loft from surface to line ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ .

    You can get around this for simpler surfaces by just compiling a bunch of 2D surface lofts and then creating a solid from the closed surfaces (kind of like a tent).
  • mahirmahir Member, Developers Posts: 1,120 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @ilya_baran or @kevin_o_toole_1, is this a known limitation of loft? I don't see an inherent reason why I shouldn't be able to loft from a region (sketch or 2D surface) to a line/edge, but I can't get it to work.
  • ilya_baranilya_baran Onshape Employees, Developers, HDM Posts: 1,040
    @mahir Yes, a solid loft profile is either a surface or a point.  I can imagine workarounds that involve doing surface lofts and splitting closed curves into open curves.  I don't know off the top of my head how hard that limitation would be to address on our side.
    Ilya Baran \ Director, Architecture and FeatureScript \ Onshape Inc
  • Evan_ReeseEvan_Reese Member Posts: 856 PRO
    Accepted Answer
    Ah I understand now (I think). This is actually something I've wanted from time to time and would love for it to become part of the loft feature. Good question @charlie_kingsland I don't know a simple way. All I can think is a lot of separate surface lofts, like this. You can get in a groove and use some hotkeys to knock it out fairly quick, but it will be a somewhat fragile model that will break if you try to tweak it much. At least it wouldn't be up to my ideals of stability.

    Evan Reese / Principal and Industrial Designer with Ovyl
    Website: ovyl.io
    Instagram: @evan.reese.designs
  • charlie_kingslandcharlie_kingsland Member Posts: 7 EDU
    @Evan_Reese it worked! Thanks for the help!


  • Evan_ReeseEvan_Reese Member Posts: 856 PRO
    glad to hear it!
    Evan Reese / Principal and Industrial Designer with Ovyl
    Website: ovyl.io
    Instagram: @evan.reese.designs
  • mahirmahir Member, Developers Posts: 1,120 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 4
    mahir said:
    You can get around this for simpler surfaces by just compiling a bunch of 2D surface lofts and then creating a solid from the closed surfaces (kind of like a tent).
    What am I, chopped liver?  :wink::D
  • charlie_kingslandcharlie_kingsland Member Posts: 7 EDU
    glad to hear it!
    also printed it! 
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