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Surfaces to Solid Using Projected Curves and Lofts

jack_biesiadeckijack_biesiadecki Member Posts: 6
Hello, 

I am working on trying to make a part created with projected curves and lofts into a solid object. I have not been able to close 2 of the sides. Any help appreciated.



How do i make the backside solid?


Comments

  • bruce_williamsbruce_williams Member, Developers Posts: 794 PRO
    EXTRUDE the 'backside' curve as a surface, Symmetric, extending past the part
    then use ENCLOSE
    www.accuratepattern.com
  • jack_biesiadeckijack_biesiadecki Member Posts: 6
    Thanks for the quick response and suggestion, however, in extrude mode I can not select any sections/surfaces/edges/outlines on the front to back planes. 
  • MichaelPascoeMichaelPascoe Member Posts: 584 PRO
    @jack_benedetti If you link share your document, we can give you better instructions.
  • bruce_williamsbruce_williams Member, Developers Posts: 794 PRO
    Not sure what you mean.  If you share a public url we can help further.

    Or maybe this picture shows what I think. The curve establishing what you call backside seems to be on or parallel to the bottom plane.  You should be able to extrude that curve to close out your part with a surface.


    www.accuratepattern.com
  • jack_biesiadeckijack_biesiadecki Member Posts: 6
    edited March 22
    duplicate port
  • bruce_williamsbruce_williams Member, Developers Posts: 794 PRO
    I copied your doc and created a solid part.  EXTRUDE & ENCLOSE

    See the completed document here
    www.accuratepattern.com
  • jack_biesiadeckijack_biesiadecki Member Posts: 6
    Hi Bruce,

    Link states that the resource does not exist or that I don't have permission to view it.
    Thanks for taking the time to look at this. Is there anything you would do differently to make a similarly shaped part?

    Jack 
  • bruce_williamsbruce_williams Member, Developers Posts: 794 PRO
    my bad - it is now public and you should be able to open.
    www.accuratepattern.com
  • bruce_williamsbruce_williams Member, Developers Posts: 794 PRO
    @jack_biesiadecki

    please try again on the link

    And you asked about any other ideas.  Your general approach is very good using projected curves, lofts, and then extrude & enclose.  Not sure of your intent but your curves are not smooth. You will want to work on your sketches, esp. splines.  You can use tangency at joining curves and try not to put more than 3 points in a splines (two is often enough).  You can do a lot with constraints and the spline handles.  The Forum has many threads on smooth curves/surfaces.  Here is one and a second one where @John_P_Desilets has some great tips for splines & lofts. 
    www.accuratepattern.com
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