Select to create a thin feature loft.
|One-Direction||Creates the thin feature in one direction from the profiles using the Thickness value. If necessary, click Reverse Direction.|
|Mid-Plane||Creates the thin feature in both directions from the profiles, applying the same Thickness value in both directions.|
- 1 How many sketches do we need to use the feature lofted boss?
- 2 How do you use a lofted surface?
- 3 What are the minimum profile for the loft feature?
- 4 How thick should a loft floor be?
- 5 Can you loft to a point SolidWorks?
- 6 What is boundary boss in SolidWorks?
- 7 Where is loft in SolidWorks?
- 8 What does the loft feature do?
- 9 What is the use of guide curve in Loft feature?
How many sketches do we need to use the feature lofted boss?
Sketch your profiles. A minimum of two are required but a higher number of profiles allows you to create more complex shapes.
How do you use a lofted surface?
- Create a plane for each profile section of the loft. The planes do not need to be parallel.
- Sketch the section profiles on the planes.
- If necessary, create guide curves.
- Click Lofted Surface (Surfaces toolbar) or Insert > Surface > Loft.
- Set the PropertyManager options.
- Click OK.
What are the minimum profile for the loft feature?
Default (Available with three profiles minimum ). Approximates a parabola scribed between the first and last profiles. The tangency from this parabola drives the loft surface, which results in a more predictable and natural loft surface when matching conditions are not specified.
How thick should a loft floor be?
You need 3/4-inch plywood. The thinner plywood is acceptable when the joist spacing is 16 inches. If you plan to finish the floor in the attic and turn the room into a living space, however, you should always use 3/4-inch plywood.
Can you loft to a point SolidWorks?
You can create a loft to a point, even if the point is part of a sketch containing other sketch entities.
What is boundary boss in SolidWorks?
The SOLIDWORKS Boundary Boss Base tool is an often overlooked, but very useful tool found on the features toolbar. It’s very similar to the lofted boss base tool and it’s possible to create pretty much the same geometry (with subtle differences) with both.
Where is loft in SolidWorks?
Go to Features, select Lofted Boss/Base and in the Profiles tab select three sketches. The most basic method of controlling the LOFT is affected by where you click when selecting your profiles. When creating this complex geometry, SolidWorks will attempt to line up the loft profiles based on the entities you choose.
What does the loft feature do?
The loft feature is an important tool for (surface) modeling in SolidWorks. The loft feature creates a shape by making transitions between multiple profiles and guide curves. This tool is very valuable for modeling complex surfaces. You can do some really cool stuff when you use this feature properly.
What is the use of guide curve in Loft feature?
A guide curve defines the path that the loft takes as it interpolates between the loft profiles. This parameter acts very similar to the “Path” sketch available when creating a Sweep feature in SolidWorks.