11 Replies Latest reply on Jul 17, 2014 6:00 PM by Nisha Ku

    Loft surface select entities - error?

    Nisha Ku

      Hi,

      I am trying to create a loft surface using the 4 entities 3dsketch 14, 15 (profile curves), 16 and 19 (constraint curves). However, I am unable to select the entities 14 and 19, even though it is a completely continuous entity. Can some one help me understand as to why I am unable to select these entities (14 and 19)? I am sure there is a work around to create a surface using the four boundary curves of the front surface. Can someone help me with the work around for the same?

       

      The part is available here.

       

      Thanks

      N

        • Re: Loft surface select entities - error?
          Kelef Man

          hei'ya Nisha, the model seems to be self-intersecting,

          and I redid the 3d-boundaries- (they weren't contiguous)

           

          v4-0-right-coonTrial2-3-klf.jpg

          maybe you're looking to thicken/fill?

          any hoo, hope this helps- have a good'n kelef

            • Re: Loft surface select entities - error?
              Nisha Ku

              Thanks Kelef Man. Did you have to redo all the boundaries? I don't see as to where they are not continuous. Can you let me know. I redid the boundaru entities and was still not able to create a surface between the 4 entities.

              Thanks

                • Re: Loft surface select entities - error?
                  Kelef Man

                  hei'ya Nisha,

                  there was 1 break in sketch14, was not contiguous,

                  select a portion of sketch14, and then "select chain",

                  from the fly-out menu, see scrnsht below

                   

                  sketch14split.jpg

                   

                  and 1 break in sketch19, also not contiguous,

                  see scrnsht below

                   

                  sketch19split.jpg

                  hope this helps- have a good'n kelef

                   

                  PS - I think you should look at thicken also,

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                    • Re: Loft surface select entities - error?
                      Nisha Ku

                      Kelef man. Thanks for helping me find the non-continuous part of the sketch. Now, when I try to redraw the sketch and make it an entity (a continuous one), it still shows that 1 segment in sketch 14 as non continuous (i.e it is not blue color) when i do "select chain". The way I am creating the sketch is by choosing the edges of the faces on that side. How did you do the edge selection so it shows as an continuous entity.

                       

                      I am assuming you are talking about thicknening so I can avoid the new surface intresecting the old. is that right or am i missing something?