6 Replies Latest reply on Sep 14, 2015 9:13 PM by Kris Koenig

# How to build seven thin overlapping layers along a curved body?

Hi guys, Is there any way to build this model in an easy way?

http://imgur.com/uQS16IS

I have tried several times to assemble it but they all failed........my teacher told me to cut it into several parts and assemble them back together, but it seemed really hard to adjust the angle...so confused now

• ###### Re: How to build seven thin overlapping layers along a curved body?

Hi.

you could try using surface, give each one of the zone thickness.

and than use the move feature.

• ###### Re: How to build seven thin overlapping layers along a curved body?

Is this what you are looking for?

I did 2 of the sections but the process would be the same for the rest.The process is kind of hard to explain so hopefully you can figure out the method from the SW file. If you are uncertain about anything I can explain the steps in detail.

• ###### Re: How to build seven thin overlapping layers along a curved body?

Thank you so much Jamil! That's exactly what I wanted and I never thought it can be done in such an easy way!!

• ###### Re: How to build seven thin overlapping layers along a curved body?

Hello, I'm working on something similar. I opened your file but was unable to see how you got the layers . Any tips?

Thank you!

• ###### Re: How to build seven thin overlapping layers along a curved body?

I'm not sure exactly where you are having trouble. The Surface-Offset1 is offset in the amount that the large portion of each "Scale" should be off of the main surface. Then Surface-Extrude1 and Surface-Trim3 create a surface whose edge represents the back edge of the scale. Ten I lofted between that edge and a point in space to create the scale, using a line on Sketch3 as a guide curve.

Does that help?

• ###### Re: How to build seven thin overlapping layers along a curved body?

Thank you so much Jamil for responding, that helped a lot!