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How to model a freeform spherical structure?

By ben on 03 Oct 08:34 1 answer 1004 views 0 comments

I want to create a sphere with a very freeform structure, with the same sort of pattern as in this 3D printed cast:

http://cdni.wired.co.uk/1240x826/a_c/cast1.jpg

I am using siemens nx 9 and have tried creating a sphere and a sketch with the pattern I want mapped over the sphere so I can subtract it from the sphere. I have tried using wrap/unwrap tool which works very nicely for simple curves like cylinders but not complicated curves like a sphere.

What is the easiest way to achieve what I am looking for? Any feedback would be great!

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  • Samu Suojanen
    Samu Suojanen over 2 years ago

    Project curve with probably multiple sketches. Have you tried that?

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