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Solid Sweep Along Curve (through X-Y-Z points)

Question asked by Michael Verkaik on Oct 29, 2014
Latest reply on Oct 31, 2014 by David Hurayt

Hello All,


I'm new to the Solidworks Forums, but I've been using Solidworks since 2009. I currently run Solidworks 2014 x64 SP4.0.


I am trying to create a barrel cam profile with a round cross-section using the solid sweep feature along a curve generated through X-Y-Z points. No matter what I try, I get the error "Sweep operation failed to complete."


The things I've done:

- Path is generated using the "Curve through X-Y-Z points" feature

- Path begins inside the toolbody

- Path is contained within the main body (not on its surface, I'll just cut away a shell after the profile sweeps)

- Toolbody is spherical, and its sketch pierces the path

- I tried making the toolbody very small so the likelihood of self-intersecting is low, but that didn't do anything


I've tried using a section of the original curve that is relatively straight (still curves around the center of the barrel cam), and that works fine, but whenever I try the curved sections, it fails.


Any suggestions?


The attached file has two folders:

"Does Work" - Contains the path from ProfileRev14b.txt

"Doesn't Work" -  Contains the path from ProfileRev14a.txt