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Re: Problem sweeping an arch around a rectangle

05-04-2012 09:51 AM in reply to: jmcternan

jmcternan wrote:

Ok, but should the arc typically be able to be swept around a rectangle?


Yes, but the profile should lie on the miter plane when the path is closed AND the desired body is of type sheet.

 

Here's the final result:

 

sheet_closed_path_0.png

 

The following steps show how to properly move your original arc to the miter plane.  Create two normal work planes using the Normal to Curve at Point method, and create a work axis using the Intersection of Two Planes method.

 

sheet_closed_path_1.png

 

Create a miter plane using the Angle to Plane around Edge method.

 

sheet_closed_path_2.png

 

sheet_closed_path_3.png

 

We want to project the original arc to the miter plane in the direction shown with the yellow arrow below.  I will just use the Extrude feature for this projection.

 

sheet_closed_path_4.png

 

sheet_closed_path_5.png

 

Use the projected arc on the miter plane as the sweep profile.  You should be able to select four edges for the sweep path.

 

sheet_closed_path_6.png

 

HTH,

Glenn

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