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Sculpt Surface update to Release 3!

maximilian_schommermaximilian_schommer Member Posts: 18 EDU
edited February 12 in FeatureScript
Sorry for taking so long to update this feature, but there's finally some new functionality to sculpt surface! 

New Features: 

1. Edge Static sculpt mode: Previously, sculpt surface would fail for faces that had tangencies defined at the edges (like a face with tangent faces around it). In order to be able to get around this, as well as to make sculpt face more useful for engineering purposes (where hard, rigidly defined edges are necessary for many designs), a new mode of sculpt has been made that will preserve all outer edges of a face. (It uses Fill Surface at its core, and uses manipulators to adjust reference points). 

2. "Do Not Rebuild" button: Sculpt tend to take a while to rebuild (I haven't put too much effort into optimizing for performance yet), and so there is a new checkbox that allows the user to enable/disable the building of the final output so that sculpting can be done quickly, and then built before finishing the feature.  

3. Reference sketches for both modes are possible: For Edge Static mode, reference points are used, and for Edge Dynamic mode reference U and V splines are used. There isn't an ability to define parametrically the height of the sculpt points or use external references once sculpt is started, but that will likely be implemented in the next update.

https://cad.onshape.com/documents/b8730d44070bc0466ad80444/w/b111d39908fbb971f1521124/e/d31d352b7aa2783efde5d023


Comments

  • philip_thomasphilip_thomas Member, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,081
    Max - nice update!
    Would love to be able to move multiple manipulators simultaneously and by specific distances :)
    Glad to see you still working on this :)
    Philip Thomas - Onshape
  • mahirmahir Member, Developers Posts: 794 ✭✭✭✭
    In order to not break existing features, how about using a "Do not rebuild" checkbox instead of "Build Sculpt"? That way previously built features with the box unchecked will still rebuild normally.
  • maximilian_schommermaximilian_schommer Member Posts: 18 EDU
    mahir said:
    In order to not break existing features, how about using a "Do not rebuild" checkbox instead of "Build Sculpt"? That way previously built features with the box unchecked will still rebuild normally.
    Good call! Just made a Release 3.1 that does this.

    Thanks!

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