8 Replies Latest reply on Dec 1, 2008 3:11 PM by 1-8MMYCK

    more control in sweep feature please!

      hi everybody
      i was wondering if there is any way to create a surface at a constant angle along edges of a curved surface, like the one shown in the picture. rulled surface feature can create normal and tangent surfaces. but not between 0 and 90 degress.
      (this was done using sweep feature in catia, ProE's variable section sweep also can make that surface.)

        • more control in sweep feature please!
          Tim,

          You can use the sweep option in Ruled surface to do this If you don't require any angle. Just pick the sweep option an then a plane that is normal to the direction of the sweep. If you require an angle you can use taper to vector.

          Also in the surface sweep, there is an option in the "Path Alignment Type" using the pull down "Directional Vector" that accomplishes the same thing.
          • more control in sweep feature please!
            Thanks for the reply Mark, but i couldn't achieve what i want with rulled surface or sweep feature.i've attached the igs.
            thanks again.
            • more control in sweep feature please!
              Thanks Mark, but as you can see in the image below (deviation analysis), the angle between surface normals isn't constant along the common edge.(unlike igs surfaces).

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              • more control in sweep feature please!
                Mark,
                the sweep feature in your file fails on rebuild: ""guide curve # 1 is invalid.It does not intersect the section plane.""

                i think that's a valuable capability (guide curve tangency and the ability to dimension between section and guide curve, and maintainig those dimensions while sweeping).
                I'm a student but i think mold makers and industrial designers would love to see this in solidworks. any chances to see this in next releases of solidworks?
                • more control in sweep feature please!
                  mark,
                  i'm using solidworks 2009 SP0 and verification on rebuild if off.