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Sweep/Extrude in a Circular Path
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* June 27, 2019, 08:57:42 PM
I have drawn a 2D profile that I need to make into a tubular 3D solid with an outside diameter of 50mm (the straight edge in the drawing is the outside and the inner has the small arc profile on it).  I have drawn a circle with diameter 50mm along which I tried to sweep.  The result failed as it said it self intersected - I guess this is true as I want a closed 3D solid.

I have also tried rail sweep but cannot get that to work either.

I think a few hours messing around is a decent go?

How can I do this????

TC 2018 Pro Plat


* June 27, 2019, 09:44:48 PM
I had no problems with the Sweep tool. I did move the Reference Point of the profile to the corner that intersects with the circle.

Another way to do this, is to use the Revolve tool. Draw a line from the center of the circle to use as a revolve axis.

John R.

V17—V21, 2015—2020
Designer, Deluxe, (Basic, Expert, Professional), Platinum
RedSDK enabled
Windows 10 Pro (1909), 64-bit

June 27, 2019, 11:34:23 PM
I had no problem using the Sweep command as is.  Rail Sweep worked after I deactivated Use compound profile.


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* June 27, 2019, 11:37:18 PM
cheers fellas.  sweep is still not working for me but revolve worked a treat.