Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Surface Modeling - A Designer Lounge Part 2 of 2

..continued from Part 1.

The BlueSurf - Second Curve

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Select the curve in the middle and click accept accept   on the ribbon bar.
Both - correct and incorrect - ways of picking the second curve are shown in figure.  Pick in the correct way.

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The BlueSurf - Second Curve
Select the curve in the middle and click accept
accept[16]   on the ribbon bar.
Both - correct and incorrect - ways of picking the second curve are shown in figure.
Pick in the correct way.

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BlueSurf Appears
Click accept
accept[18]   and then Preview.
A BlueSurf will be created as shown in figure.
This bluesurf connects the endpoints along a straight line as indicated with the yellow dashed line.
We want to guide the surface along the curve at the top.

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BlueSurf - Add Guide Curve
Still in the BlueSurf command, click the Add Guide Curves
guidcurv[4]   button on the ribbon bar.
Select the derived curve at the top as shown and click accept
accept[20]

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BlueSurf changes Form
The blueSurf changes its form as shown in figure.

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Bluesurf - Another Guide Curve
Select the bottom derived curve.
See figure.

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BlueSurf Created
Click the accept
accept[22] Preview and Finish buttons in that order.
A BlueSurf, as shown in figure, is finally created .
This surface spans the two vertical curves and is guided by the curve at the top and the bottom.

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BlueSurf - Once More
Repeat the last few steps to create another bluesurf on the other side.
See figure.

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Stitch the Surfaces
Click the Stitch Surface  
stitchsu[4]   tool on the surfacing toolbar.
Select the two bluesurfs as shown in figure.
Click accept
accept[24]   and Finish on the ribbon bar.
The bluesurfs are stitched togther to form a single surface.

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Extruded Surface - Create the Curve
Create a curve in a plane parallel to the y-z plane as shown in figure.

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Curve - Side View
From side view, the lower end-point of the curve is little above the lounge bottom.
The other end-point is well outside the back-rest.

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Extruded Surface - Done
Click the Extruded Surface  
extrsurf[4]   tool on the surfacing toolbar.
Select the curve created in last step.
Indicate height in the left direction as shown with the yellow arrow in figure besides.
An extruded surface is created as shown in figure.

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Intersection Curve - Curve Step
Select the Intersection Curve
intrcurv[4]   tool from the Surfacing toolbar.
Select the BlueSurf as the first Select set.
Select the Extruded Surface as the second Select set.
Click accept  
accept[26]   and Finish on the ribbon bar.
A curve will be formed where the two surfaces intersect.

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Trim Surface - Surface Step
Select the Trim Surface
trimsurf[4]   tool from the Surfacing toolbar.
Select the extruded surface as the surface to trim.

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Trim Surface - Curve Step
Select the Intersection curve as the trimming curve.
Click accept  
accept[28]   on the ribbon bar.

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Trim Surface - Side Step
Indicate the arrow away from the lounge as the part to trim off.
See figure.

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Surface Trimmed
The extruded surface is trimmed as shown in figure.

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Surface to Solid
Click the Thicken  
thicken[4]   tool on the Features toolbar.
The Thicken tool is in the same flyout as the Thin Wall and Thin Region tools.
Select the trimmed surface and the stitched surface to thicken.
Use a suitable value to thicken in any direction.
Round off sharp edges for aesthetic looks, etc.
Use the Part Painter to apply colors of your choice.
By now your back must be paining, more so is mine.
So, sit back and relax on the lounge and feel-good about your achievement.

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