Along with extrude, blend, revolve and so forth, sweep is one of the core capabilities of a robust 3D CAD software application, like Creo Parametric. When you create a sweep, you can create a solid or surface feature. Add or remove material while sweeping a section along one or more selected trajectories by controlling the section’s orientation, rotation and geometry.
Top: A feature created by sweeping a T-shaped profile along the trajectory path. Bottom: Material was removed by sweeping a circle profile along a slightly modified trajectory path, creating a channel.
A trajectory is the path that your section will sweep along. The trajectory must be a selected sketch, curve, or edge. A sweep’s trajectory cannot be created with an internal sketch.
Here’s how to create the sweep:
From there, you can add fillets and arcs and sweep circles, rectangles, etc. Watch this Learning Exchange video to learn more.
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[Ed. This This article was posted previously. Some content has been updated.]