How Loft tool works in AutoCAD?
What is Loft in AutoCAD?
It is a tool which connects two shapes from different plane and forms a nice solid.
Of course if you are a beginner these words do not mean much to you so I am gonna show you better.
I have two shapes here, a circle and a polygon and they are at different planes.
That may sound confusing because there are not actual planes in AutoCAD like in SolidWorks.What I mean that they are at some distance from each other as you can see on the picture.
I have activated Loft tool and I need to select cross sections ,circle and polygon.
After that I pressed Enter and now I have this,already formed shape but it is not finished yet.I need to decide what I am gonna do next,I am going to click Cross sections only,I will cover other options later.
The result is here,this is what you can do with Loft command.
Now I have a line which is going from polygon to circle and it is going to be a reference for the next option.
Here we go again,after I selected both objects and pressed Enter I again have these options.
Now I am going to choose Path and select the line I drew.
This is the result.
I rolled back again and now I have two splines and they are going to be my Guides.
So I am gonna select Guides and select those two splines.
And this is the solid shape I got.
I hope you now know how Loft feature works in AutoCAD,try some examples by yourself and you will understand it better,there is nothing without practice.