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So I have been trying for weeks to create a design I sketched out and have been struggling to convert any wireframe into a usable solid or surface. I'm honestly embarassed since I know my design technique is sloppy and I know I'm making a bunch of mistakes but if anyone can point me in the right direction I would greatly appreciate it. It's a relatively complex shape that I'm having difficulty creating in mc. The part is just a 1/4 inch thick skateboard with channels in it I've been wanting to make for years (like a pennyboard). If anyone wants to look over this project and critique my slopping drafting you would be a lifesaver. Thankyou. longboard_channelscut_10_15_18.emcam
I'm new to Mastercam 2017 (upgraded from X7), and I'm trying to create a lofted surface with multiple curves using the window option for my chains. The files are cranial scans that get saved as .iges files with curves consisting of lines that from a head (see image). In X7, I'd easily click lofted surface, select the window of all the curves, select a starting point and the surface was created instantly. In Mcam 2017, when I match the surface configuration settings as X7 it takes forever and creates thousands of surfaces that wrap from top to bottom. When I change the setting from NURBS to a curve generated surface, the single surface is created similar to X7. The problem is I need to re-save the file as an .iges and 2017 crashes every time when it's curve generated. When it creates the thousands of surfaces (NURBS setting) I can save as .iges no problem. My goal is to quickly create the SINGLE surface, and re-save just the surface as the new .iges file. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!