|Loft by Sections icon
Creates a surface between the selected section curves. The section curve can be the edge of a surface or solid.
|Loft by Sections with Guide Wires icon
Creates a surface using both the selected section curves, and selected Guide Wires that control the shape of the surface between the section curves. The Guide Wires can be curves or the edge of a surface or a solid.
|Force Start Point at Selection Point
|| If on, the start point for the section curves is defined by the identification point such that:
- for a closed curve, the start point is at the snap point.
- for an open curve, the start point is at the end nearest to the snap point.
|| If on, a closed surface is constructed in which the first section curve is used as the last section curve.
|| (Loft by Sections only)
If on, surfaces are created linearly between each section curve, with no smoothing.
If off, smoothing is applied to the generated surface.
|| Sets the behavior of the profile after the feature
- Hide - The profile
is associated with the feature to allow for later modification, but is not
visible. To use or modify the profile again, you will need to use
Show Input Element command from the
reset pop-up menu or the
Show Input Element tool.
- Show - The profile
is associated with the feature to allow for later modification and is visible.
This allows you to quickly reuse the same profile in another 3D operation.
Modifying the profile will affect both operations.
- Copy and Hide -
Hide; except that a copy of the profile
is made first, leaving the original profile unassociated. This allows you to
quickly reuse the same profile in another 3D operation that you do not wish to
be associated with the previous feature.
||If on, a parametric surface is created with the profile as an input element. The profile can be handled like other feature inputs, allowing you to show /hide, apply constraints, replace etc.