4 Replies Latest reply on Aug 31, 2012 1:09 PM by Ryan Matthews

    Defining a spline to use in a "lofted boss" feature.

    Ryan Matthews

      I want the profile shown below which is drawn on the XY...

      8-31-2012 9-51-59 AM.jpg

      To follow this arc in the XZ plane...

      8-31-2012 9-52-46 AM.jpg

      ...as a spline. Is there a simple way of doing this?


      I'm wanting to use a "lofted boss" feature to create a more complex version of the geometry shown below. This was created by extruding the sketch labeled "A" and then doing a "revolve cut" of sketch "B".

      8-31-2012 9-55-38 AM.jpg

      I can acquire the desired spline by doing a "fit spline" of the edges of the geometry created.

      8-31-2012 9-56-35 AM.jpg

      Below is a dummy version of the desired end result. I'd like to accomplish this using just the "lofted boss" feature. The profile is the easy part, I just can't for the life of me figure out how to properly define the spline for the curve.

      8-31-2012 10-24-57 AM.jpg


      Thanks for any help, and have a great day.