I have a round tube skeleton frame i have imported into SolidWorks. I have 3 seperate files to use as imports from my client, DXF, IGES, and STEP. I have imported all 3 and this perticular skeleton structure has nothing to really grab onto to create sketches i need for surfacing. basically i need to wrap this skeleton in a fabric skin, so i need surfaces on it to flatten and create the fabric wrap.
Is there an easy method to trace/create the splines or curves i need to surface this skeleton?
is there maybe an auto trace style of a feature i could use?
this structure has compound curves to it. it is not a planar structure as you can see from the images. i have also attached the original supplied IGES file that i used to import. I made a SolidWorks part file out of this already, but it is too big to attach. any help would be greatly appreciated! thanks!
You say you need to skin this frame, how accurate does it need to be?
Joe Brooks wrote:
I have imported all 3 and this perticular skeleton structure has nothing to really grab onto to create sketches i need for surfacing.
I don't understand this statement. I imported your IGES file, and it came in as a long list of 3D Sketches, which by definition are the points you could grab on to so you could create a sketch. What else are you looking for?