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mmiller1
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3D Sketch vs Sweeps

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05-10-2007 07:20 AM
In Inventor R11, SP2 why :

(1) Why can't you use the Sweep command with a 3D sketch?

(2) Why can't you draw circles in the 3D sketch environment? What do you do if you need to sweep a cut with a circular profile along a 3D sketch line?

Thanks,

MIke
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Re: 3D Sketch vs Sweeps

05-10-2007 07:28 AM in reply to: mmiller1
1) I can and here is an example http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/content/DSG322/Inventor%20Tutorials/Inventor%2011%20Tutorial%207.pdf

2) A circle is a planar (2D) object - don't need a 3D sketch.
See above tutorial for 2nd part of question. You can create a workplane anywhere along a sweep path for the profile( or use one of the base workplanes if appropriate).

Can you post your file.
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Re: 3D Sketch vs Sweeps

05-10-2007 08:34 AM in reply to: mmiller1
Thanks for the info. The tutorial uses knot.ipt. Can I download this file somewhere?

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Re: 3D Sketch vs Sweeps

05-10-2007 08:41 AM in reply to: mmiller1
Here is the file.
Of course you should also try recreating the sketches on your own. This one is simple sketches.
And you can also use Included edges from existing solids in the 3D sketch path. This particular tutorial doesn't demonstrate that functionality. 3D sketches can also be used for complex curve driven feature patterns (the Rectangular Pattern is really a misnomer - it can do much more than rectangular patterns). Post what you have so far if you have trouble with your design.
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Re: 3D Sketch vs Sweeps

05-10-2007 10:38 AM in reply to: mmiller1
Thank you.

I posted my file under the heading "Blanket.ipt" in CF. Instructions are included with the post.

Thanks!

Mike
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Re: 3D Sketch vs Sweeps

05-10-2007 10:51 AM in reply to: mmiller1
Thanks... You can post the files on this NG instead.. makes it easier for
people to follow a thread.

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Thank you.

I posted my file under the heading "Blanket.ipt" in CF. Instructions are
included with the post.

Thanks!

Mike
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Re: 3D Sketch vs Sweeps

05-10-2007 11:03 AM in reply to: mmiller1
I've been away from the Inventor Group for a while but it has always been customary / required of us to post files in CF. Is that still true?

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Re: 3D Sketch vs Sweeps

05-10-2007 11:06 AM in reply to: mmiller1
No, a while back they changed the forum such that there is no compelling reason to post in CF.
Now if they would up the limit to say 5Meg over there and lower say 70k primarily for jpg here....
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Re: 3D Sketch vs Sweeps

05-10-2007 11:22 AM in reply to: mmiller1
On another issue, JD..... can you repost that link for students to get a
copy of IV?

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No, a while back they changed the forum such that there is no compelling
reason to post in CF.
Now if they would up the limit to say 5Meg over there and lower say 70k
primarily for jpg here....
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Re: 3D Sketch vs Sweeps

05-10-2007 11:37 AM in reply to: mmiller1
http://students5.autodesk.com/?lbon=1

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On another issue, JD..... can you repost that link for students to get a
copy of IV?

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Dennis Jeffrey, AICE, MICE
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wrote in message news:5582030@discussion.autodesk.com...
No, a while back they changed the forum such that there is no compelling
reason to post in CF.
Now if they would up the limit to say 5Meg over there and lower say 70k
primarily for jpg here....
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