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How do I keep sweep ends perpendicular?

Question asked by Christopher Stapleton on Feb 28, 2018
Latest reply on Mar 1, 2018 by Dan Pihlaja

I found two discussions about sweep ends, but they don't really explain with images how to keep sweep ends perpendicular that would apply to a similar situation as one I'm working on in class.

 

Sweep Not Staying Normal
https://forum.solidworks.com/message/785141?q=Keeping%20sweep%20ends%20straight

Jeremy Feist posted this image of specifying direction vector in a sweep sweep direction vector.jpg

Keep Sweep Perpendicular to Path

https://forum.solidworks.com/message/808883?q=keep%20sweep

Which is entirely different drawing and I don't know how to apply it to my project in SW 2017.

 

I have this Cross Stand for a project in school we are working on and none of the students nor the teacher can figure out a solution to the problem.

Cross Stand 1.jpg

I'm working on the ends with the caps at the bottom:

perpendicular straight sweep ends.jpg
I made this edit on the right in Photoshop, because its what i want it to look like in the end.

sweep ends.jpg

This is what the project looks like currently. .

not perpendicular.jpg

two sides.jpg
How do I make and keep the ends straight?

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