Swept Thin workaround.

A couple months ago I posted a blog on the differences between a solid sweep and a swept thin (http://blog.cati.com/2011/05/sweep-solid-vs-sweep-thin.html).

There is a work around to create a swept thin.  Surface sweep is the answer.

Note: For all these examples, the “pink” sketch will be used as the path, the “green” as the profile.

So, just as before, this is the shape we are after.

The sketches will be set up as so…


Instead of using a solid sweep feature, use a surface sweep Sweep8.

Once you have the surface, use the thicken feature Sweep9 to create a solid from it.


Nathan Brunner, CSWP

Technical Analyst

Computer Aided Technology, Inc.


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