Hey, I just reused your work.ulrich1a wrote: Congratulations!
I've been testing PartDesignNext for some time. It's awesome. (and also quite buggy )ulrich1a wrote:We have to learn now version 0.17. The Part-Design Next has an Icon, that looks like the loft symbol. So combining both approaches in Part-Design Next, it could be parametric!
There's an additive loft as well as a subtractive loft. But the PDNext tools can only produce solids, so it cannot be used here to create the face.
Another problem is that the loft requires the series of equal-length edges going from one sketch vertices to the other sketch. After having posted, I realized that instead of breaking down the ruled surfaces to get the edges, I could have more simply drawn Draft Lines snapped on the sketches vertices. But if you were to change the radius in the spreadsheet, the Draft Lines would not update.
In 0.17's PartDesignNext, the "edge linked to external geometry" tool can now use external sketches. I guess we could create separate sketches for each straight edge. It would be a headache to create the proper datum planes though.