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Lofted Bend profiles question

Question asked by Dale Murley on Apr 21, 2012
Latest reply on Apr 21, 2012 by John Stoltzfus

I've begun using lofted bends and seem to have discovered that the profile sketches must reside on a single plane. Is that correct? The reason I suspect this is that at one point I tried to use a 3D sketch of a spline, but I couldn't select it as one of the two profiles. The other profile was a spline but it was curved only in one plane (a 2D sketch).

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Also as a side question, when was the lofted bend function added to SW. I know an engineer who never uses it even though he really should. I think he started using SW before it had many sheet metal funcions and continues to use the same old methods for designing sheet metal.

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