I have searched for the answer as I didn't think it was possible until I seen
Not really sure what your after. But inside a 3D sketch there are a number of tools for projecting to and from surfaces.
Thank you Stan... I will go and have a look as I have only been in to see what 3D sketch enviroment to see what it was like after you told me how you went about modelling the Woodwork trim - moulded rope.
I don´t know if I understand your question right, but do you want to create a curved surface like the one in the video at second 30? If you do, first realize that it’s not a work plane of the surface, it’s a surface created with an extrusion from a sketch.
To do so you have to create a sketch, draw a line/curve (any geometry will work). Finish the sketch, click the extrude command and make sure that you select the “Surface” option in the “output” box at the inferior left corner of the window, and extrude the geometry the distance you like. The resulting extrusion will be a surface with the form of the curve you drew. Try it and tell me if it works.
You can use this surface as a boundary (from, to, between) for other features as extrusions, revolutions, etc.
(If I missed the point completely please give me more information about what you need).
Hahaha!! It worked Meca - sorry I didn't explain the question right as I though it was a work plane still got a long way to go with Inventor!!! so now I know it is not a work plane but with your explanation I now know how to do surface extrusion from a sketch you have made it so crystal clear with step by step process I had to follow to get the required model, Thank you for making the process so clear. :)))
Did you get my e-mail about this william? or have you figured it out now from the other answers?
Also i think you should have a look at the split tool. That usually comes in useful to either make a multi solid component or split and remove your unwanted material. There are different ways to go about the same problem usually. Just a matter of time to figure out what each feature does. You know where i am if you need any help. :)
Hi Robert no didn't get the E-mail m8 but thank you anyway and yes Meca explained it crystal clear to me now and I know know how to :))))) no wonder my head lecturer laughed @ me about the curved work planes and told me to find the answer for my self LoL'ss you cant bloody get them Hahahaha!!!
I didn't think you could but I was getting a surface mixed up with a work plane from that Vid
just through lack of experience with CAD Ooo how much I am going to LoL'ss in 10-20 years time when I know
CAD and some one new to it asked me the same question I just asked :)
Did you get Inventor installed yet?
Absolutely agree with Mecca. The operation is made in the video as it implies Mecca in his description.
Hi Marcelo yeah asked that question when I was fairly new to CAD now know what it is all about and 3D sketching :) thanx for taking the time to look after all this time :) //Handshake