I have been struggling with what I believe is a simple problem. I would like to have a closed shape with a custom edge. I have tried many different ways to sweep the geometry around a block but I receive self intersecting errors and it will not let me subtract the solid as it would result in zero thickness bodies. The goal is that I want a edge that follows curve and it will interesct itself. I need a simple way to apply a custom edge blend. Please help.
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For this simple case you can create the sweep along one edge and then use Pattern Feature with the Circular Layout option to pattern the feature on the remaining 3 edges.
I finally had some time to give you an example - take a look and see if you follow the logic in how the Sketch was created oversized to avoid non-manifold conditions by having some of the Sketch "cutter" outside the target solid body; how the Sketch was used for the Extrude; how the Pattern Feature was done to finish out the rest.
This is not the only way to accomplish what you desire - there's a few different ways, but IMO this is by far one of the more simple ones.