Loft operation failed to complete
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I'm trying to create this c clamp frame for a class project and I'm trying to use loft to get it from the smaller portion to the larger sketch. I keep getting this error and I'm not sure why. Any help would be appreciated. C-clamp frame.png

 

edit: Just attached the actual file


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Last comment By: Paul Salvador   Fri, 13 Oct 2017 17:01:59 GMT
Re: Loft operation failed to complete

review your sketches...when lofting from a square to a circle we would have to divide the circle up into 4 separate sketches,  not sure that it is your problem but it is a place to start looking...

By: David Matula  Thu, 12 Oct 2017 22:11:24 GMT
Re: Loft operation failed to complete

You need more guide "curves".

By: Christopher Culver  Thu, 12 Oct 2017 22:30:34 GMT
Loft operation failed to complete

I'm trying to create this c clamp frame for a class project and I'm trying to use loft to get it from the smaller portion to the larger sketch. I keep getting this error and I'm not sure why. Any help would be appreciated. C-clamp frame.png

 

edit: Just attached the actual file

By: Matthew Nicholas  Thu, 12 Oct 2017 21:40:56 GMT
Re: Loft operation failed to complete

Here is the model - You have some extra lines in your sketch - removed them and lofted without problem !

By: Christian Chu  Thu, 12 Oct 2017 22:48:45 GMT
Re: Loft operation failed to complete

imho.. she wants to flow... (image attached)

shewantstoflow.png

By: Paul Salvador  Fri, 13 Oct 2017 03:13:40 GMT
Re: Loft operation failed to complete

Nice job, Paul

Adding guide curve really make it diff.

By: Christian Chu  Fri, 13 Oct 2017 15:01:53 GMT
Re: Loft operation failed to complete

Christian,.. actually, I did Normal To at each end.... then,.. moved the control point until it solved. (as you had noted, the sketch has problems,.. so the control/direction is misaligned.. I did not change the sketch (contour)... just moving the control point helps it solve.)

By: Paul Salvador  Fri, 13 Oct 2017 15:25:18 GMT
Re: Loft operation failed to complete

When your loft doesn't work, More guide curves is almost always the answer

By: Eric Blankinship  Fri, 13 Oct 2017 15:26:59 GMT
Re: Loft operation failed to complete

Oh... maybe the rendering of your image fools my eyes. I thought  there are guide curves  and YES, applying Normal constrains also working nice too - but it's not very nice until it'd rendered

By: Christian Chu  Fri, 13 Oct 2017 15:30:32 GMT
Re: Loft operation failed to complete

I'll raise you a Spider skin texture from Modo:

 

By: Kevin Pymm  Fri, 13 Oct 2017 15:46:02 GMT
Re: Loft operation failed to complete

Or some gravity defying liquid drops

 

By: Kevin Pymm  Fri, 13 Oct 2017 15:50:27 GMT
Re: Loft operation failed to complete

This is very cool stuff, Kevin

By: Christian Chu  Fri, 13 Oct 2017 15:51:56 GMT
Re: Loft operation failed to complete

.. and, she has been quenched!

By: Paul Salvador  Fri, 13 Oct 2017 17:01:59 GMT
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