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Please confirm: There is no way to create a surface other than opLoft?

dave_cowdendave_cowden Member, Developers Posts: 445 ✭✭✭
I know I can create a surface using opLoft.

I also know I _should_ be able to create a surface using opPattern, but it doesnt work when the face is complex

But other than these, there is no way to create a surface programmatically.. Right?

There really needs to be. It is _so_ limiting not to be able to create surfaces.

Answers

  • ilya_baranilya_baran Onshape Employees, Developers, HDM Posts: 928
    opExtrude, opRevolve, and opSweep also create surfaces when given edges.  What there is currently no easy way to do that I know of is to turn an existing face (or sketch or connected set of faces) into a surface; stay tuned.
    Ilya Baran \ Director, Architecture and FeatureScript \ Onshape Inc
  • dave_cowdendave_cowden Member, Developers Posts: 445 ✭✭✭
    yes opExtractSurface is coming-- that will be nice when it comes. 
  • lougallolougallo Member, Administrator, Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,666
    @dave_cowden There are rudimentary ways to reconstruct doing a surface extrude and trimming it with a face split and delete but yes... there will be more elegant methods coming. 
    Lou Gallo / PD/UX - Support - Community / Onshape, Inc.
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