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I have attached the VW file (its one of my students so its edu and 2015).

 

I need a pod shape and have the profile and path as you can see. I have used extrude along path and appreciate that I will end up with a hole in the middle as the path is an oval. Is there a way to get this pod shape?

 

Any help would be hugely appreciated

 

thank you

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@barkestHi, I would use revolve with rail.

Then shell solid to get thickness.

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Thanks Alan.

 

as it is an oval there is no way I won't have the hole so will have to plug it.

 

thanks again

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5 minutes ago, barkest said:

Thanks Alan.

 

as it is an oval there is no way I won't have the hole so will have to plug it.

 

thanks again

Hi if you dont want the hole its just a matter of moving the curve around. If this is what you want just place the curve closer the the centre.

Give me an image of exactly what you want.

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If you bring the curve to the vertical you will close the top.

Good suggestion Phil this sweep works easier but remember to set the segments low to get a smooth curve,

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Hi Phil

 

thank you that works with converting to 3D Polys

 

The mesh is pretty high in 2015 works great in 2017 but at our Uni we have 2015 :( and don't upgrade until next year (I have 2017 on macbook and the difference is huge)

 

 

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yeah Alan had loft but I could not follow the single rail mode as he switched the profile to the centre - did not seem to work here

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I didn't use a rail. Just cross sections in horizontal and selected top to bottom. After checking OK, make sure you select the option to "create solids," or you can make planar caps after the fact.

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how about the ellipsoid object?  In the 3d modeling toolset?  That was available in 2015 I believe.

 

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Not that I can see - thanks

 

(hemisphere and sphere)

 

Phil's solution works but the mesh is heavy. Alan's may work if he can post the file as mine is borked. Thanks again

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I found it in the workspace editor under Tools-Solids. But I can't tell if in 2015 they were there or not.

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