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How do i use sweep or revolve on a spline?

mateo_andrademateo_andrade EDUMember Posts: 1 EDU
I have drawn a spline and i am trying to turn it into a tube. it will not let me turn the spline into a tube. whenever i try to revolve it wont let me draw the lines in order to do it. and when i want to sweep it just goes red.

Best Answer

  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Posts: 2,438
    Accepted Answer
    Presumably the spline is the tube centreline? Revolve will only work with a straight line axis. If you are sweeping a circle along the spline and it is red then it is self-intersecting - try a smaller diameter circle. 
    Neil Cooke, Director of Technical Marketing, Onshape Inc.

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  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 2,438
    Accepted Answer
    Presumably the spline is the tube centreline? Revolve will only work with a straight line axis. If you are sweeping a circle along the spline and it is red then it is self-intersecting - try a smaller diameter circle. 
    Neil Cooke, Director of Technical Marketing, Onshape Inc.
  • larry_haweslarry_hawes PRO Member Posts: 411 PRO
    ...unless you did not create a plane 'normal' to the end of the spline with a shape (circle?) that can then be be swept...
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