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Freeform Modeling

What is the best practice for creating a surface that is tangent with two different faces?  In this scenario we are creating a bead that is a combination of surfaces between an upper and lower bead.  The light blue is the transitional surface that was created with variational sweep.  Is there a better way to do this?  The beads width and depth are variable depending on the part geometry.  So we need something to follow a guide path and allow multiple sections to be defined as the shape varies.

 

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Re: Freeform Modeling

Hi,

There are some otions i can think of at this time (sorry i do not have access to the model  shown by you in the picture so ignore my comment if it is not pertinent)

I can either use Studio Surface/ Section Surface .

Best Regards

Kapil

Re: Freeform Modeling

Studio surface. and  Section Surface (Fillet-bridge), are a couple options.

-Dave
NX 11 | Teamcenter 11 | Windows 8.1

Re: Freeform Modeling

Through curve mesh is another option.