14 Replies Latest reply on Sep 3, 2017 7:55 AM by Mojtaba Beglarian

    3d surfaces from splines?

    Chris S.

      Hi All,

      I feel that I'm something of an intermediate user of solidworks. I'm working on a project that looks similar (though highly simplified) to this item below.

      2009cb7506_ivory_casket_byzantine.jpg

      The borders and all associated shapes are easy to recreate. I assumed I would spend time 3d-lofting the leaf shapes - once one is done, it can be copied to the other positions. However, I've found that lofting doesn't work with splines (?)

      My plan was to bring in the complex 2D forms as a DXF and then work them into 3D.

      I'm looking for recommendations of tools to try next - i'm stumped. How would you go about doing this?

      Thanks,

      Chris