SolidWorks 2014: Using Loft to Create Complex Shapes


show more In this SOLIDWORKS training video, you will learn to use the basic Loft command to combine two sketches into complex and interconnected solid 3-D shapes. The Loft command also allows you to use more than two sketches to create even more complex shapes. You will also learn how to use guided curves to change the way one sketch will transition into the next shape in the loft tree. show less
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Using Loft to create complex shapes

The Loft command, again, builds on all the other features in that it needs a sketch. However, the Loft command actually needs at least two sketches. It can have many more. All the heavy lifting in creating Lofts is spent setting up the sketches in planes. If that was not enough, we can even add in guide curves that are also independent sketches. The Loft command is one of the most powerful modelling tools in SolidWorks. If you need to create complex shapes in one feature, this would be the command of choice. In this video, we're going to cover the basics of the command. However, if you're working with complex shapes, this command might require a little more further study.

To get started, let's go ahead and take a look at what we have here. On the top plane, I have a rectangle or a square with rounded corners on it, and what I want to do is, I want to create a new plane up above that to continue drawing on. So, what I'm going to do is click on the top plane, come to reference geometry and...

Using Loft to create complex shapes
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In this SOLIDWORKS training video, you will learn to use the basic Loft command to combine two sketches into complex and interconnected solid 3-D shapes. The Loft command also allows you to use more than two sketches to create even more complex shapes. You will also learn how to use guided curves to change the way one sketch will transition into the next shape in the loft tree.

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