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surface modeling help needed

creation_inkcreation_ink Member Posts: 4
Hi, I'm fairly new to onshape, but I have taught myself how to do 3d modeling on solidworks for some years. I'm working on a project that requires complex surfaces. I want to design a parametric slides/flip-flops model. I made an earlier version in solidworks, but i cant apply the same methods in onshape. I have made a detailed wire frame of the model, but I'm unable to create the surfaces out of it. Any advise, technique, best practices is appreciated 


  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 5,358
    Why can’t you apply the same methods you used in SolidWorks? Modelling in both systems is almost identical. 
    Senior Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
  • creation_inkcreation_ink Member Posts: 4
    Hi Neil, thnx for your reply. In SolidWorks I can use multiple guidelines from 1 sketch (select open loop). In OnShape, it doesnt seem like it selects the whole open loop, only a segment of it. I want to create a boundary surface or loft surface between 2 closed projected curves/loops connected with guidelines. However I cant complete the loop as it eventually gives me an error the more guide lines I add. Maybe if I could show you the model it would be easier to spot my mistakes, but I'm not sure how.
  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 5,358
    Just share the URL, but it sounds like a selection issue. Once you've selected one item, expand the selection in the dialog and add more entities to it.
    Senior Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
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