In this video, learn how, by using a base surface, you can create additional surfaces at a distance you specify.
- [Instructor] From the downloaded exercise files…go ahead and open the SheetMetal_Bracket_Step_1.…Once you get that open,…you're going to see this final Split 1 surface.…And I want to use this to show you…how the offset operator works.…Select an offset…and pretty straightforward,…what's the surface you want to offset…and what's the distance you want to offset?…I'll just type in three,…select my surface,…you'll notice I get a vector direction.…That's the correct direction,…just go ahead and hit preview…and you'll notice that it off sets that surface.…
The nice thing about the offset…is this will show a deformation along edges,…so if you're trying to mimic a sheet metal part,…this will show sort of that deformation…if it's going around a bend…and it's being twisted,…the surface is going to basically mimic that.…It'll be pretty close to a real-world example.…So, here I have offset to three millimeters.…Now, I if drag this out…eventually what's going to happen…are some of the faces are going to disappear…and the system is pretty smart in some cases.…
- Workbenches for surface creation
- Different meanings of hybrid design
- Point, line, and plane references
- Creating sweep surfaces
- Making 3D spline curves and offset surfaces
- Joining together elements
- Using transformations
- Extrapolating curves and surfaces
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Introduction to Generative Shape Design
Settings and options2m 39s
2. Interface and Data Organization
3. Reference Elements and Curves
4. Basic Surfaces
Porcupine analysis4m 56s
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