I need to draw a continious spline along the sides (from left to right). How can I do that?
I provided STEP file for those who don't have SW 2018.
Does Spline on Surface work for you?.
The part is mostly a cube. The sides are flat so you can sketch directly on them.
What do you mean left to right, is there a specific orientation? What side are you trying to sketch on?
Here is the front view. What side in relation to the front view picture?
What spline shape do you need to sketch?
Without looking at your part (I rarely download such files) I would like to suggest you look into Insert => Curve => Projected.
Can't we directly draw over surfaces?
Which surface are you trying to sketch on. You can only usually sketch directly on flat surfaces. You can project a sketch onto a curved surface.
If your spline is 2D and completely within the flat boundaries of one the sides then there is no problem. Simply click your spline points and then adjust the drag handles as necessary. If however, your spline goes beyond the flat boundaries and into the radiused edges or the divot on the top then you can still draw you spline in a 2D sketch and use the projected curve feature.
It would help us to give you good help if you could give us a better idea of what you are trying to achieve.
Will a spline on surface in a 3D sketch not work for whatever it is you're trying to do?
If you want to put a spline on the top curvy surface:
You mean like this?
Basically, I just created an offset plane, sketched on it. Used intersection curve on the body.
Then exited that sketch and created a new one. Then used fit spline on the curves in the first sketch.
Is that done with "Spline on Surface" also?
This has turned out to be a good thread for me. I've learned a few things I didn't know were possible.
Yes, That's it. Thnaks.
Perhaps a screenshot, with some arrows or something, would give us a reasonable chance of figuring out what you want.
It doesn't have to be "twenty-seven eight by-ten color glossy photographs with circles And arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one explaining what each one was" (to quote a favorite song), but we need something more to go on.
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