I'm making a tiled roof assembly and need to take the large square flashing and show it laying against the tile pattern of the roof. I just need some ideas on how to proceed.
Create an in context part part within the assembly and use the contour as reference geometry to create your part.
You mean you need the square flashing to follow the contour of the tiles? look int using the cavity tool, or create the flashing in conext and do an offset surface. If you can post the files, i will do an example.
Yes, I need to have the flashing laying on and following the contour of the tiles. Unfortunately, I can't post the files. The tiles were created using a loft between the pattern and a copy of it offset on another plane to ensure they overlapped. So it won't make a difference that there are multiple tiles when I create the offset surface?
Doug why can't you create the square tile same way you made others or use in context modeling, offset surface, thicken, etc.
Deepak, I guess the short answer to your question is that other than a tutorial or two I have no experience with surfaces or in context modeling. You did get me looking into an offset surface and I hit a minor snag. SW Help says to select Insert -> Surface -> Offset. I don't see that as an option in my menu. I have everything turned on. Not sure what the problem is but I'm guessing I'm gonna feel like an idiot when I'm told. lol
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You need to be editing your part in the context of your assembly to have that option available. Right click in the feature manager on the part you wan to follow the curvature of the roof and select Edit Part. This will allow you to use the roof tiles as a reference to offset a surface from them. Offest the surface at 0 distance. Create a sketch above the sureface that is the size of your mount. Then trim the surface using the sketch as a reference. Thicken the remaining surface to the thickness needed for the mount.
Doug, you have to be in part mode to get all those tools as Michael suggested.
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