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Bridge Curve

Bridge Curve

Bridge Curve

I am new to Inventor and more accustomed to using Unigraphics. I have two rectangular steel sections seperated and rotated 90 degrees to one another. They are also offset from center. I would like to get a smooth tangent curve to replicate the bend in the metal between the two. In UG, this is simply done by using bridge curve and matching the pairs of lines together. I am finding out that it is not so simple in Inventor. I have attached a model for reference. Thanks.

RE: Bridge Curve

Use a sweep.

RE: Bridge Curve

I think my issue though is producing the guides to sweep against.

RE: Bridge Curve

Yes, that is what I am needing. Can you explain how you got that? I see that you used loft but how did you get your guide curves like that? Thanks.

RE: Bridge Curve

Sorry, I was thinking you had a simple bend, not a twist.

RE: Bridge Curve

Loft will automatically map the closest points - but that results in incorrect solution.
So go to the second (or is it 3rd) tab in the Loft dialog box and unselect automatic point mapping.
Click on one of the point sets and then drag to correct mapping. Repeat for the other 3 points.
Set the End Conditions to Tangent on both ends.

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