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Hax||  
#1 Posted : Friday, April 10, 2020 3:46:53 AM(UTC)
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Ok, I'll do my best to explain this.

I want to make a curved duct that is ellipse in shape and larger on one end that curves to a spline.

I've been able to get it to go straight as a solid (not a big deal, can work with a solid result). If I try just a round pipe, it turns at a right angle.

Tried 1 & 2 rail sweeps. I get an unknown error on 2 rail sweeps (I select the 2 ellipses then the spline to follow.)

Shark Pro 11 on a Mac.

Edited by user Friday, April 10, 2020 10:13:39 AM(UTC)  | Reason: typo

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#2 Posted : Friday, April 10, 2020 9:11:16 AM(UTC)
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Might be able to help if you can post your file.
Have you tried 'Lofting'?
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#3 Posted : Friday, April 10, 2020 9:59:28 AM(UTC)
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Thanks, Will pour into lofting.

But here is a cut to basic, i'm trying to do.
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#4 Posted : Friday, April 10, 2020 3:07:23 PM(UTC)
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I have the same trouble with sweeping up a closed curve with 2 rails. With only 1 rail it is running.

The rails are curves to bend the part in two directions (z and x or y )
For the moment I could solve the problem if I bend the result of sweeping 1 curve with Center-Bend-function.

I'm sure, it was running in olden days.

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horst.w  
#5 Posted : Friday, April 10, 2020 3:23:04 PM(UTC)
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Only an example ,
curve like " L " and 2 rails

Version V 10

is running well.

H.
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#6 Posted : Friday, April 10, 2020 10:40:37 PM(UTC)
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Try a "Centerline Skin", had to force the oval axis to tangency with the curve.
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thanks 1 user thanked mitchb for this useful post.
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#7 Posted : Saturday, April 11, 2020 6:29:43 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: mitchb Go to Quoted Post
Try a "Centerline Skin", had to force the oval axis to tangency with the curve.



Hey! That seems to work. THANKS!
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