How to emboss on a irregular shape using Inventor (a lofted/rotated shape eg. a bowling pin shape)

What other commands can be used to do this, if emboss might be the wrong command or is this possible in Autocad?

2 Answers

Inventor's Emboss only works with flat, conical or cylindrical faces.
As workaround, you can do like in the attachment (Inventor 2014).
It's getting more complicated, if the blue faces need draft.


Another way is to copy the object as a surface then use 3d sketch and project the sketch to the surface then split that profile you just made and thicken/offset to the desired size. I like Walters way best thou but more than one way to skin a cat.