Im hoping firstly that someone might be able to recommend a book or video or something as a tutorial to help me improve my surface modeling. I am trying to design an intake manifold for senior design this year and it would be very nice to get the geometry correct and just thicken it. This way the interior geometry I have very fine control over. Right now its a lot of combinations of extrudes, cuts, shells etc and often times the shape is not what I want or not nearly as smooth as I would like. I will attach some files so hopefully you will get an idea of what im going for but also where my skill level is. Later I will need to export the interior geometry into ansys for some CFD and I figured surfaces would make this traqnsition easier as well.
Im on creo/wildfire 5
Im not sure if these will totally work as some are asemblies but the mani_entrance is very indicitive of the type of geometry I would like. Right now I am doing a few different basic ideas and will begin to iterate once I know which gives me the best results and once some other peoples' designs are finalized
Edit: Here is a more direct question. What would be the best way to connect the sketch I have dropped onto the top of the plenum there to the sketch that is on the offset plane. Boundary blend? Style feature? Swept blend? I really want to be able to merge it into one part and then just thicken to make a solid geometry part.
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