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How to make a 3D solid from a series of profile outlines?

A - answer If you have a series of sequential 2D profile outlines (cross sections of a tunnel, profiles of a windsurfing board, etc.), you can create a 3D solid or 3D surface from them using the lofting process.

Start the LOFT command and pick the sequence of profiles. You can also select a path for lofting, smooth the resulting body, set draft angles, etc.

Another option is using the SWEEP command.

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15.3.2010    7084×  
applies to: AutoCAD · AutoCAD Architecture ·

See also:
Tip 12059:Setting the G0, G1, G2 continuity of lofting.
Tip 7800:How to model a 3D hyperboloid?
Tip 2231:How to read a coordinate list into Inventor (sketch)?
Tip 996:How to unfold 3D model (e.g. sheetmetal) into 2D?


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