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Sweep along square path creates unexpected geometry.

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KristianLaholm
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Sweep along square path creates unexpected geometry.

Solid Sweep a rectangle along a Square path with "Distance" set to 1 and 0 creates unexpected geometry.
sweep 1 0.png

Setting "Distance" to 0,5 and 0,5 creates the correct geometry.
(Or any distances that add up to 1)
sweep 05 05.png

Sweep only bottom triangle of profile with "Distance" 1 and 0 creates odd geometry.
SWEEP TRI.png

File attached.

 

Edit: Is this me not noticing this before or have this changed?

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Message 2 of 4

This should probably be an error - this is not valid geometry.  You can see what it is doing at .85:

Screenshot 2023-10-02 at 1.29.12 PM.png

 

and, you can see that at .9 there is an error:

Screenshot 2023-10-02 at 1.29.32 PM.png

 

What are you trying to achieve here?  There are likely numerous ways to get valid geometry in the final result that you want.

 


Jeff Strater
Engineering Director
Message 3 of 4

@KristianLaholm 

Is something like this what you are after?

TheCADWhisperer_0-1696280338519.png

 

Message 4 of 4

This started with a question on how to make a Tent shape.
I made a rectangular version using sweep, no problem.
tent_rect.png

 

The user wanted both rectangular and square tent.
I changed the parameter for Width and Length to be equal, and then sweep feature created this geometry (no errors).

tent_sq_fail.png

Is this specific case confusing the sweep feature?

 

I can get the desired geometry with this change:

Changing the 2 parameters AlongDistance (d6) and AgainstDistance (d7) both to 0,5.
tent_sq_fixed.png

 

Edit: Attached the design file.

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