Trying to draw 24" x 16" reducing elbow. Moulded.
I am sure I have done this before but SW is not cooperating this morning.
Loft, or Boundary. Sweep doesn't change the profile, so no reduction for you.
Can you upload your part so I can examine more closely?
I am receiving error that "guide curve no.1 is invalid and does not intersect no.1"
1-5K4DWQP wrote: ...SW is not cooperating this morning.
...SW is not cooperating this morning.
Attach uncooperative *.sldprt file here.
I cannot get profile to follow guide curve.
Not sure what I am doing wrong.
Is there a logical reason that you used a 3D sketch to create a planar curve?
Did you select Centerline Parameters
did you select Guide Curves?
Use Centerline Parameters, like J. Mather said. But make sure the Green Control Handles are in roughly the same position. I recommend switching to a Right view, and dragging the green handles all the way to the right. These control twist, and since these are circular profiles, it doesn't really matter, but it's best to get in that habit.
Thank you sir.
I did not differentiate between "guide curve" & "centerline parameters".
3D sketch to create a planar curve?
I tried both. I work with 3D lines regularly.
Sweep works simple enough.
Heh, well would you look at that.
Thank everyone! Good advice Tyler.
You can either loft through sections or do a sweep with guide curves.
When lofting, only make one model feature at a time. Use the loft to create the transition for the exterior not the transition, cavities, flanges and straights. For this kind of operation, it may also help to loft along a centerline. There are videos in mysolidworks.com that cover this technique.
For sweeping with guide curves
can you post a picture of what you're trying to model?
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