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Allow an override to the Sweep intersects itself error.

t_caryt_cary Member Posts: 4
When sweeping a spline that curves in and out there are times when creating a solid it is irrelevant that the same volume of space is redundantly defined.
I'm trying to sweep a coping around an irregular shaped pool.  When I sweep the perimeter every place it turns outwards causes the sweep to intersect itself. I want to disregard this.  I can work around it and make multiple paths and then do the boolean, but...  a check box to allow it... or why not simply allow it and give a warning?


  • lougallolougallo Member, Administrator, Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,675
    @t_cary self intersection creates bad geometry and in most cases that can be avoided with larger radii sweeps.  In some cases you might be able to get it to work with a surface but ideally the surface it creates is just going to have issues further down stream if there is overlap.  I would be happy to look at the case you have if you want to send in a ticket to my attention or post a link here and share it with our support group using the Share with Onshape Support slider.  Ticket is probably best tho.
    Lou Gallo / PD/UX - Support - Community / Onshape, Inc.
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