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Projected curve extruded as a sheet instead of a solid

Hi all

 

I am trying to project a square profile on a freeform surface using UF_MODL_create_proj_curves.

 

I am getting the projection correctly but when I try to extrude it, its giving me a sheet instead of a solid (See image)

projection.JPG

 

 Following is the extrusion:

proj_extrusion.JPG

 

 

 

The same procedure works fine when I extrude the profile on to a flat surface:square_project_flat.JPG

 

 

 

Is there any way I can fix this problem and get a solid extrusion even in case of  a freeform surface?

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Re: Projected curve extruded as a sheet instead of a solid

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In general, extruding non-planar curves will result in a sheet body. Instead of extruding non-planar curves, extrude the planar curves and trim the result to the desired face.

 

If you want to get a "boss" type feature where the top of the boss mimics the freeform surface, one way to do it is:

  • extrude the square into your model
  • trim it back to the freeform surface
  • apply an "offset face" to get the desired boss height
  • unite

Re: Projected curve extruded as a sheet instead of a solid

Ok I  will try doing that .Thanks for the suggestions