see file attached.
I have my profiles and my fore/aft lines linking them. They are all drawn from plans created before the days of PCs and as such one hopes the person drawing them had worked it out such that they all touch at their apparent junctions !
However zooming right in they dont. Its going to be difficult to make everything touch without analysing each and every missed junction. I then have to decide do I mess up the profile shape after all my careful plotting or the rail or a bit of both. Time dissalows further such work.
Should it be vital to have to do this, is there a way of getting such ‘misses’ indicated ?
Will such misses make a difference ?
NetworkSrf has tolerances so thats good.
I run NetworkSrf on default settings and it looks very good except it bulges out at the underside a bit at the front as indicated.
There are no controls to sort this.
I will have to split the curves and use sweep2rail, and I wish we had sweep 5 rail ! NetworkSrf is mentioned as to use if 3 rails or more are required but this bulge means NetworkSrf is not an option here.
As one can Loft open curves, when is Loft used and when is NetworkSrf used, and would such a choice be influenced by missing curves at my junctions ?
Is this suitable for Lofting. I select the top of each profile curve (the half U shapes) working in the direction of loft, selecting each in turn, command doesnt say about how to select the rails, so I start at the end of one and again progress my way to the last.
Hit enter and get a mess. No options to sort it out or are there ? I dont see normal or tight or anything. I see Developable. It also takes ages before hitting ok sees the palette disappear so this doesnt feel healthy ! Result to big to upload here so I was right !
So now what…Sweep2rail and do it in bits ?
BestFitLoft.3dm (272.7 KB)