I am trying to model this with a sweep but i cant workout how to create the sketch to extrude it? i must be missing something simple?
Then start with a different profile "tube".
Can you attach your *.sldprt attempt here?
What version of SWx?
I would use a projected curve intersection of 2 2D sketches as the sweep path.
I made it by cutting a cylinder then shelling it and saving the body as a separate part so there is no features.
i am using SolidWorks 2013
Well, I had a bit more trouble than I expected using the technique I suggested.
It looks easy but its not, there must be a easy way to do it?
Perhaps I'm missing the obvious, but if "cutting a cylinder then shelling it" created what you needed, why are you wanting to re-create it as a sweep?
Because it looks like this.
The section is curved.
Yeah that looks good thanks but i cant open it "future version" i am using sw2013
Yeah, I posted the image in case you had an older version. Hopefully the image shows enough information for you to re-create the part.
It does Thanks for all the help
here is one in SW13, I went a different way than Kelvin, he got me thinking, I know there is an easier way, them bam! it hit me
I used 2 extrudes, deselected the merge results, makes 2 bodies, then used the combine tool to fined the common volume of the parts, then shelled for the wall thickness.
I always forget the common thing with the combine tool very powerful modeling with multiple bodies!!!
yes I know the tube isn't square, but hay you have to do something
Nice. I learned something today. Thanks~
An alternative method could be to sweep, then bend, then shell:
Edit: I now see that this doesn't get you the exact geometry you are after. However, maybe this is like what you would get by bending a tube?
That looks like a good way to do it. i never thought of using the flex tool
Is this what you are looking for? - why not sweep it?
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