Is there a work around to get a lofted surface to convert to a sheet metal part? I can't get this part to loft as a sheet metal part but I could from surface tools. Any help would be great.
Chris,,, You can use the Lofted-Bend feature on this. What I did was use your Surface-Loft sketches and converted each to a Fit Spline. (activate the sketch, rmb, select chain, then then Fit Spline.
Edit:.. Added another screenshot.
The Surface-Flatten feature will flatten the surface, but it is an approximation and with zero thickness.
Another way is to use Lofted-Bend feature, but this requires sketches containing only lines or arches. So you will have to approximate your splines pretty much (make same number of segments in both sketches). Also you will need to make this feature in a separate part.
That is what I was missing. Could I have done that without the surface loft?
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