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Driving Surface-Offset

Question asked by Carlos Moreno on Jul 15, 2013
Latest reply on Aug 8, 2019 by Dave Branco

I am using solidworks 2012. Is there a way to drive a surface offset, either by relationship, or selecting a dimension? It seems like the surface offset feature only allows you to type in a number.

 

I have a sweep I want to perform, but I want the sweep path to pass through a particular point in the profile. In order to do that, I need to offset a surface from an existing surface through that point. Right now, I have to manually figure out the distance of the point, and then type that into the surface offset. And if I change the model, I have to repeat the process to rebuild. I'd like to drive the offset distance either by relating it to a dimension, or a relationship, but it doesn't seem possible.

 

Any ideas? Thanks.

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