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Sweep direction

gal_razgal_raz Member, Mentor Posts: 39 ✭✭
How can I control the sweep direction ?
Gal Raz
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  • lougallolougallo Member, Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,954
    edited September 2014
    @Gal‌ The path determines that. The path gives you length and direction. What are you looking to do? If the path resides in the middle of the path then either the patch needs to be split or the profile is located to the end of the part path and it follows it. I want to understand what you are after?
    Lou Gallo / PD/UX - Support - Community / Onshape, Inc.
  • Paul ArnerPaul Arner Onshape Employees Posts: 9
    (I think you meant "if the (part?) resides in the middle of the path"), or maybe (profile?)
  • gal_razgal_raz Member, Mentor Posts: 39 ✭✭
    @LouGallo‌ , @PaulArner‌ , I hope the next image will explain better
    Gal Raz
  • Paul ArnerPaul Arner Onshape Employees Posts: 9
    It looks to me like you are sweeping a face along an edge, but the edge does not begin or end on the face you want to sweep. (i'm guessing that the highlighted line is the edge you are sweeping along).
    The UI for sweep really depends on the path either beginning or ending on the face being swept, thus eliminating the need for a direction, as it becomes fixed at that point.
  • Paul ArnerPaul Arner Onshape Employees Posts: 9
    Remember, we are sweeping along a curvilinear path with this functionality, not just in a direction, as in extrude.
  • lougallolougallo Member, Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,954
    @Gal Specifying a directions in a sweep is not a typical input. There are a number of features that could be added like guide curves, start and end tangency controls and a number of end conditions to allow control, twisting and other complex sweep control.

    If a path is intended to be started in the middle or not at the end, an end control would solve that or redefining the path to have the desired start/end and length. Does that make sense?
    Lou Gallo / PD/UX - Support - Community / Onshape, Inc.
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