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Swept cut with a Helix to make threads in Solidworks 2011 not functioning.

Question asked by Richard Yang on Feb 12, 2016
Latest reply on Feb 12, 2016 by Kevin Chandler

Hi there,

 

I am trying to create a thread in Solidworks 2011 using the helix and swept cut commands. I followed this tutorial (Solidworks modelling of M10 bolt a simple demo to start with - YouTube ) step by step, but mine does not seem to be working. There is no preview when I do the sweep cut, even though I have the triangle and helix selected. It works if I use the circle sketch, just not the triangle for some reason.

 

Is there a step I am missing? I copied exactly what the Youtube video did (he used a triangle too) and his showed the preview and worked. When I try pressing the green check mark, I get the message "Swept operation failed to complete"

 

 

Cheers!

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