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Issues with SolidWorks 2011 3D Sketching Tutorial

Question asked by Andre Joubert on May 23, 2012
Latest reply on May 23, 2012 by Andre Joubert

Hi everyone, I'm new to the forums and slightly new to SolidWorks so I've been doing the built in tutorials to get myself up to speed on the UI and the progression from sketching to modeling in general. I've been attempting to complete the 3D sketching tutorial in the 2011 version (I'm working off of the 2011 Student academic year version) and the step I hit a snag at is after you complete the 3D sketch and define the 5mm circle on the right face to use as a guide for the sweep. Whenever I go to hit the green check mark to complete the sweep I get a rebuild error stating "The sweep could not be completed because it intersected itself while passing through segment 10 of the path." Now as far as I can see I am completing the 3D sketch correctly so I am currently stumped as to why this error keeps popping up. I attempted the same 3D sketch about 5 times now only to have the same error returned each time.


If anyone could provide any assistance or let me know in general what I might be doing wrong, such as if I might be skipping a step mistakingly or if there is a preference I did not set, I would greatly appreciate it!