TurboCAD Forums

The Ultimate Resource for TurboCAD Knowledge

When replying to a specific statement be sure to quote the previous post.

Rail Sweep Sweep and Revolve remain counterintuitive
Read 1428 times
* February 20, 2017, 08:57:43 AM
I wish TurboCad would provide a more intuitive Rail Sweep, Sweep and Revolve tools.

Two years ago I spent too long getting the right profiles in the above tools and today I am having to struggle on other projects with these tools.

Can someone sort out these facilities so that they are easy to use.



* February 20, 2017, 10:01:34 AM

"Rail Sweep" picks up your profile from wherever it may be, and extrudes it along the designated preexisting path. It is sometimes difficult to control the orientation of the cross section of the finished Sweep.

"Sweep" starts the extrusion from the current location of the profile, extruding it along a path that is parallel to the designated preexisting one. Recommended practice in most cases is for the user manually to place the profile on the end of the path, with its plane normal to the path, before sweeping.

"Revolve" extrudes the profile along a circular path, starting with the current position of the profile. Radius of the path is defined by the user in accordance with the instructions that appear at the lower left of the screen when using the tool.

Henry H