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Sweep creates a base, boss, cut, or surface by moving a profile (section) along a path, according to these rules:

  • The profile must be closed for a base or boss sweep feature; the profile may be open or closed for a surface sweep feature.
  • The path may be open or closed.
  • The path may be a set of sketched curves contained in one sketch, a curve, or a set of model edges.
  • The path must intersect the plane of the profile.
  • Neither the section, the path, nor the resulting solid can be self-intersecting.
  • The guide curve must be coincident with the profile or with a point in the profile sketch.
For cut sweeps only, you can create a solid sweep by moving a tool body along a path.

You can view the sweep using zebra stripes as you create the sweep. Place the pointer on the sweep, open the shortcut menu, and select Zebra Stripes Preview. If you apply zebra stripes, when you create another sweep, or loft, or add a loft section, the zebra stripes appear. Use the shortcut menu to clear Zebra Stripes Preview.

Sweeps can:
Use guide curves    
Be created with multiple profiles
  Sweep with multiple separate profiles
  Sweep with multiple nested profiles
Be created as thin features
  Sweep with solid feature Sweep with thin feature

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