How to Use the Lofted Cut Tool in SOLIDWORKS 2014


show more The Lofted Cut tool is similar to the regular lofting tool, but rather than creating a lofted object, it cuts a lofted shape out of an existing object. It also has features to help you alter the shape of the cut after the initial shape has been cut out. Learn more about using the Lofted Cut tool to enhance your 3D sketches with this SOLIDWORKS video tutorial. show less
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Using the Lofted Cut tool

The Lofted Cut command is very similar to the standard loft. It can be fairly easy to extremely complex. The Lofted Cut shares most of the same options as the original loft. Keep in mind you will need a minimum of 2 sketches. Plan out the shape and think through the process before you start. I've got a block here shown. And you can see I actually have a couple sketches already pre-set up. One on this face here, and if we spin it around, one on the face over here. If you remember back from the loft movie we originally did, we had almost exactly the same shapes that we did original lofted almost like a pyramid shape.

Now we're going to do the exact same cut in this block. So what I have in my first sketch here is just sketch 2. I open it up, it's pretty basic. It's just 6 inches by 4 inches. And it's on center, with a little center line across the shape. Get out of that. And then go over here to sketch 3. I'm using the top of the parts to draw that on, and get in just a really simp...

Using the Lofted Cut tool
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The Lofted Cut tool is similar to the regular lofting tool, but rather than creating a lofted object, it cuts a lofted shape out of an existing object. It also has features to help you alter the shape of the cut after the initial shape has been cut out. Learn more about using the Lofted Cut tool to enhance your 3D sketches with this SOLIDWORKS video tutorial.

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