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Self-intersecting sweep - can you get SW to allow it?

Question asked by Michael Damiani on Jul 29, 2016
Latest reply on Aug 10, 2016 by Alin Vargatu

Hi all, I have a path that I'd like to sweep a cross-section along, where the cross-section is large enough to cause self-intersecting errors. The geometric result of this self-intersection, however, is exactly what I'm looking for.

 

I can work around it by sweeping different sections at different points, using revolves, etc., but I have a large quantity of fairly complicated paths (much longer than the example shown here) and it would be drastically more efficient if these sweeps could be done as singular features.

 

Is it possible to get SW to allow this self-intersection? Or perhaps there is an efficient workaround? Thanks in advance.

 

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