Adding control to a loft by creating rails


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Adding control to a loft by creating rails

We can now continue looking at the Loft command, but this time we're going to add a additional intelligence by creating rails. In the previous video, we simply lofted through three shapes, and then we used some of the options within the dialogue box, for the loft to control the overall shape. And how the 3D model transitioned through the profiles that we selected. We can get more accurate control by creating rails. To do this, we're going to take the model we created in the previous video.

And we'll hover over the loft in the browser, and right-click on it and select Delete. What we'll see is a dialog box that allows us to select what we're going to delete. By default, it'll delete everything if we click OK. If we uncheck this consumed sketches and features option, it will delete the feature but leave behind all of the sketches and work planes that were created to generate the original loft. Now that we have those in place, we save ourselves some time without having to recreate ...

Adding control to a loft by creating rails
Video duration: 8m 40s 8h 36m Beginner Updated May 19, 2014

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