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Thin Loft Feature Invalid Geometry

Question asked by Garrett Smith on Feb 27, 2014
Latest reply on Feb 28, 2014 by Eric Irwin

This is my first time heavily using the loft feature, so bear with me...

I'm trying to create a thin loft feature using a guide curve through 2 sketches. From sketch24 to sketch 25, guided by sketch 20. Is there a way to have the cross sections of the loft normal to the guide curve? Without this, the geometry thins out too much, and I have to maintain a minimum cross sectional area. I'd really like to use a 3rd sketch (sketch27), but Solidworks says using it creates invalid geometry. The loft feature will work through the two sketches, but the thin feature won't.

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