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Art Smith  
#1 Posted : Sunday, April 29, 2018 10:25:53 PM(UTC)
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the "Loft Surface" tool seems a little too picky; see attached collage (SharkCAD Pro 1369)

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Art Smith  
#2 Posted : Thursday, May 03, 2018 6:07:46 PM(UTC)
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has anyone been able to confirm either or both of the situations shown?? if I have a setting wrong, it needs to get fixed pronto because not being able to do any surface work with the radiused rectangles is a serious pain!!

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#3 Posted : Friday, May 04, 2018 1:54:13 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Art Smith Go to Quoted Post
has anyone been able to confirm either or both of the situations shown?? if I have a setting wrong, it needs to get fixed pronto because not being able to do any surface work with the radiused rectangles is a serious pain!!

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:) You're right. Loft does not work correctly with a set of curves. Loft does not work with groups. Ruled surface works well with groups.
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#4 Posted : Friday, May 04, 2018 2:59:23 AM(UTC)
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All the tools need auditing for :

1.) qualifying inputs

2.) useful tool rules & prompts

3.) constructive error messaging

One of the reasons Shark is hard to use is that the above are inconsistent
murray  
#5 Posted : Friday, May 04, 2018 6:29:08 AM(UTC)
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Skin surface does work... I don't agree that Shark's hard to use, in absolute or relative terms.

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#6 Posted : Friday, May 04, 2018 6:45:50 AM(UTC)
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Yes, it's easy to navigate once you know where the potholes are !
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#7 Posted : Friday, May 04, 2018 8:05:19 AM(UTC)
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Yes, it's easy to navigate once you know where the potholes are !


It would seem it is a pothole with the loft surface tool but this tool as far as have known it for years is supposed to work with surface edges and non-closed profiles especially since that command has the bulge aspect to it. I suppose you can bulge it to zero from the 1 setting. But to me production and less keystrokes is a factor so I rely on the ruled and skin surface commands.

When closed profiles, just use the ruled surface or skin surface that one works for both non-closed and open profiles as well on the diagonal round.

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