Do you know how to flip the normal direction of a loft surface in Creo?

With Creo 5.0 release, you can flip the normal direction of a loft surface from one side of a boundary curve to the other side.

However, in previous releases of Creo, you could not control the direction of the normal connection of a loft surface where the boundary curve is planer. As a result, the surface may not be created as you intended.  Flip Direction command in Creo 5.0, gives you the needed control and allows you to flip the direction of the normal connection of the loft surface. To flip the loft surface to the other side of the boundary curve, right-click the normal connection symbol on the loft surface and select Flip Direction.

Start by creating loft surfaces between the defined curves, such as the two boundary curves you can see in the pic below

 

The loft surfaces are created incorrectly as the intent was for them to have a smooth transition.

 

 

 

 

Flip the loft surface to the other side of the outside boundary curve.

Note the following conditions are required to flip a loft surface –
  • You must have a loft surface
  • The normal connection type must be available. A normal connection type is a boundary curve with points and endpoint tangents that are coplanar.
  • The surface or surface connection tab in style is open.

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