solidworks does not let you create the sweep with any of the solid or surface options, can someone help me understand why?
Impossible, no. Undesirable, yes.
You will need to add more control to your sketches to reduce the profile distortion. If you want to specify the profile at specific points along the path I would suggest using lofted sections rather than one continuous sweep.
Can you explain what you want to do first?
Works for me.
Hello Victor,.. it could be done with surfaces to be a 16mm extruded offset or a normal offset (using a R16 tube/cut) and tracking it tangent plus a guide curve.. (image/file)
Paul and MB already gave you the models
However, the cross section is not really "uniform" along the path. There needs some work on profiles and paths to make it look good.
and yes, it's possible
I keep having problems
please watch this video, I do not understand how they make the sweep work
I still do not know how to upload a video directly to this page
errior.wmv - Google Drive
I try to make this bracelet, but with a different profile
Its a simple helix.
Victor Orrego wrote: I try to make this bracelet, but with a different profile
Victor Orrego wrote:
Recommend using Helix/spiral feature to create your path
nothing that I try to do creates a surface
everything throws me errors, blocks the creation of a surface.
It is very frustrating to use this software
Its done in less than 5 minutes.
but I want to expand the extremes. I can not think of anything else but to use two lanes
Then it is a loft:
Victor,.. note,.. an important relation needed for sweeps to work well is "pierce"... and, in general, your first path should be simple (a line),.. then the guide curve (twisting).. also, don't over constrain your profile sketch.. it has to move along the (pierced) paths so be liberal.
really did not manage to replicate this object
You're getting close.
This is not what you want but, it is fun:
I can't take the twist out
Yes, solidworks has many useless restrictions
I've been almost all day trying to recreate this bracelet
but that I can not recreate in solidworks
I have solid 2018, it appears that this version is more advanced
Now I need to redo in 2018:
I like that solution
I can see how it's done
Its depends on where I pick the profile.
Victor Orrego wrote: I have solid 2018, it appears that this version is more advanced
What MB did also works in SOLIDWORKS 2018. Here is your original model with the sweep working.
Let me explain what is happening. As you see in your video, if you only choose a profile and a path ONLY, then the profile is free to twist as it wants around the path. It doesn't twist arbitrarily, but actually keeps the same orientation to the original curve all the way along the path. But you want the profile to stay upright in the Z direction as it sweeps along the path. You can force it to do this by using your second curve as a guide to control the twist. So, choose the 2nd curve as a guide curve and then ignore the first option in the Options group box. The 2nd option in the options group box controls the twist of the profile about the path (which is exactly what you want to control). And if you choose the option for Follow Path and First Guide Curve, it will use your guide curve to control the twist (making the profile stay in the same relative position to both curves).
I hope this helps,
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