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Blend Taper

 I have this attachment along with video to explain what I have no idea on blending and tapering on the sides.

The image is to show the center what is to look like. I hope this helps. 

http://screencast.com/t/R83TgxkI 

Thank You

 

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I moved the duplicate question.   This kind of modeling i...

I moved the duplicate question.

 

This kind of modeling isnt' easy, and it's not really what Solid Edge is meant to do. I've done a fair amount of it in another life on another software that wasn't really meant for it either.

 

Here's how I'd approach the problem.

 

Leaf

  1. I'd make a big bluesurf made from several curves with random wiggles in it. Make it big enough to cover the whole area of the leaf. All the curve sections should be roughly flat with little organic imperfections, just to make it look realistic. The bluesurf will just be rectangular with some undulations in it.
  2. sketch the shape of the leaf, extrude the surface and use Intersect or Trim Surface to use the extruded surface to trim the bluesurf so the result looks like the leaves of the clover.
  3. Make the stem and the veins using lofts, sweeps or bluesurfs. You may need to make a projected curve (sketch projected onto a surface) to get the path for the veins. Leave out the intersection in the center.
  4. The intersection in the center is by far the most difficult thing here, unless you just make all the stuff from step 3 intersect and then put fillets over the intersections. That would be the easy way, but if you want to make it look like the image, you start by lofting surfaces that connect the outside of the stem and veins, so you have a bit of a fence. Then you would use the Boundary surface to fill in the gap. I have a lot of examples in other software, maybe I'll put one together here in Solid Edge. ...I'll be back in an hour or two...

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Mr.. Lombard,
FYI...The leaves are done, This is what I wanted to do, I guess this is an
unorthodox way of learning Solid Edge. Just the center is the main issue.
I'll just do the best I can do. With the center being done I what to add
color. This Clover leaf is for an injection molding ( Part Of)
I tried to go to the color management to get a variety of colors for the
center.. Went to help... tried the color options no go!
What am I missing! http://screencast.com/t/KPMldB0c
Thank You

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For colors, go to the Part Painter, set the Select option to what you want to color, like the face or the feature, set the color, then select faces on the part.

Well, here is my attempt at the main part of the leaf. I'...

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Well, here is my attempt at the main part of the leaf. I'd use a similar method for the center of the stem, if we're going by the first image you posted. The Boundary surface ability to make tangent edge conditions is foiling me a little. I'll play with this some more...

 

 

Ok, attachments still not working for me...

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2 presentation from SEU came to mind from seeing this post... check these out.

http://community.plm.automation.siemens.com/t5/Solid-Edge-Knowledge-Base/SEU13-118-How-to-Educate-In...

http://community.plm.automation.siemens.com/t5/Solid-Edge-Knowledge-Base/SEU13-621-Creating-Photo-Re...
Matt Johnson
Application Engineer
Ally PLM Solutions
matt.johnson@allyplm.com
http://allyplm.com/

Here is the attachment.

Here is the attachment.