Rob Edwards

One Arch to Rule them All!

Discussion created by Rob Edwards on Oct 2, 2018
Latest reply on Oct 2, 2018 by Tony Tieuli

Hi All


I've had quite a fun day today, working on a pet project.


We make a lot of arch top doors,,, and there are sooo many kinds of arches.  My goal was to make a master part that could be used to encompass them all.


Here I have 5 examples

a straight line

a line with arc

a single arc

two arcs

a conic



Each of the sketches is driven by the same dimensions

I extruded them as surfaces and spread them out

before joining them together and fit splining

then repositioning (by config) and trimming


All this, just to get a single sketch segment!

but fingers x'd it seems to work.


I can even have a different type of arch on the left and right.


The idea is to use these as Skeleton Parts for our various designs.


Sharing for two reasons.  1 because I think it's pretty cool, but 2 maybe someone has a better idea...

I think these splines may give me some bother!