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3-axis Ellipsoid in Solid Edge ST8

Hello everyone,

 

 

is there a way to create a tri-axial ellipsoid (e.g. a > b > c) in Solid Edge ST8?

 

I only managed to create an oblate one (a = b > c) by using the "rotation" command on a 2D-ellipsis.

 

 

Thanks in advance and best regards,

 

Markus

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Accepted by topic author ManaPDP
‎06-22-2016 09:34 AM

Re: 3-axis Ellipsoid in Solid Edge ST8

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Will a Part Copy of a simple sphere with non-uniform scales create the ellipsoid you want ?

 

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Re: 3-axis Ellipsoid in Solid Edge ST8

You can do it by creating the 3 elipses and use the bluesurf tool.

 

 

Re: 3-axis Ellipsoid in Solid Edge ST8

@Fiorini, Nice! Could you video the bluesurf feature construction process? I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong but I can't get it to work.

Bruce Shand
ST9 MP8 - Insight - Win10 - K4200
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Accepted by topic author ManaPDP
‎06-22-2016 09:34 AM

Re: 3-axis Ellipsoid in Solid Edge ST8

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bshand wrote:

@Fiorini, Nice! Could you video the bluesurf feature construction process? I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong but I can't get it to work.


Thanks, here the video:

 

(view in My Videos)

Re: 3-axis Ellipsoid in Solid Edge ST8

Hi Tushar,

your approach worked well! Thanks a lot Smiley Happy

Fiorini's solution also works and gives direct control of the dimensions. Thumbs up!

Thanks again!

Re: 3-axis Ellipsoid in Solid Edge ST8

@Fiorini, When I do it I get inaccuracies or something:

bluesurf.JPG

Bruce Shand
ST9 MP8 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: 3-axis Ellipsoid in Solid Edge ST8

Bruce, you need to "divide" the elipses in 2 semi elipses otherwise only one side of the elipsoid will be alligned with it.

If you pay attentin at my video I do divide in half each elipses, and during the bluesurf creating I do select the semi elips, the trick is to set bluesurf to "single" select.

Re: 3-axis Ellipsoid in Solid Edge ST8

@Fiorini, OK. I'll try it when I get more time. I have to admit your video is a little hard for me to follow. And I'm not very experienced with surfacing. And the Bluesurf function seems entirely non-intuitive to me.

Bruce Shand
ST9 MP8 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: 3-axis Ellipsoid in Solid Edge ST8


bshand wrote:

@Fiorini, OK. I'll try it when I get more time. I have to admit your video is a little hard for me to follow. And I'm not very experienced with surfacing. And the Bluesurf function seems entirely non-intuitive to me.


BlueSurf tool as a plenty of options and different ways to behave accordingly by the given imputs.

It's true that from a non experienced user point of view it is non-intuitive.

 

I guess is the price to pay for a powerful tool like this.