Originally Posted by Andrulex
Zathros, thanks for your answer. Let me explain further what I mean: the lofted surface is the shell of a boat. Material is steel. Inside are the frames that give the shape of the boat. The frames are perpendicular to the skin. On this curved (lofted) surface I will mark the curves of the frames. I make templates from the frames. If i squish the surface I would like to see the marked lines of the frames.Of course these are not straight anymore, there are deformed. Later on I will bend the flat surface according the templates from the frames obtaining the nice curved surface again. In order to check the form, I put the templates on the marked curve on the shell plate. So the question is the following: if I draw a curve (line) on the lofted surface, is it possible to see the shape of this curve (line) on the squished surface? Thanks a lot for answers.
You could project the lines to the surface if you were trying to make a reference point. You might have to "Duplicate Edge" to make the lines if your frame does not have the lines but that will give you lines to project which will unroll with your part.
The short answer is YES. You are trying this out before you ask right? I mean, this took me 2 minutes to do, 5 minutes from start to loading onto the forum (I had to let me dog out). Make sure you try this out. If you are having trouble projecting lines, that is another question. One at a time, so we don't confuse issues. Also, I am NOT in any way shape or form the authority, or even good with Rhino, the person (Goldenbear) and GIL are the best people I know with this software. I just happen to be the one answering.