4 Replies Latest reply on Aug 1, 2013 5:27 PM by Carlos Moreno

    Driving Surface-Offset

    Carlos Moreno

      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.