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Sketch Profile Location For Sweep Path?

larry_haweslarry_hawes Member Posts: 400 PRO
edited April 2018 in Drawings
I watched a few videos on OS's sweep feature and thought I saw it emphasized that the sketch profile for the shape of the sweep needed to be 'coincidental' or 'pierced' with the sweep path, even to the extent of creating a new plane point if needed, 'use' the point from the path and create the sweep profile on that new plane. As in this vid -

It seems that is not entirely true, or actually not true at all. A bit confused by this discovery and was wondering is this a new feature? Or was it always intended to work this way? And what is the upside/downside using either technique.


Best Answers


  • owen_sparksowen_sparks Member, Developers Posts: 2,327 PRO
    edited May 2018
    Yes this was added in an update a while back. I remember a forum post of a chap building a microwave tub lid that could have been much easier to model of the update arrived just one day earlier.
    Production Engineer
    HWM-Water Ltd
  • larry_haweslarry_hawes Member Posts: 400 PRO
    Thanks so much following up on this - really appreciate the time and effort to reply.
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