Sweep Rules

Sweeps must follow 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 create a solid sweep by moving a tool body along a path. The path must be tangent within itself (no sharp corners) and begin at a point on or within the tool body profile.