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Sweeping creates small fillets along edges?

Creator
Creator

Hi there,

 

I am using a sweep function to extend an extrusion along a curve. When I do the sweep with two guides, there seems to be tiny fillets being made along some of the edges, causing them to lose their definitive black edge color. It seems random as well, re-doing the sweep creates the same issue but with different edges. See photo below. Anybody know what is happening?

 

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Re: Sweeping creates small fillets along edges?

Phenom
Phenom

If you're using the Swept command, do you have the Preserve Shape setting toggled ON (checked) under the Section Options area of the dialog?

 

Also, if the Extruded geometry is analytic (contains no splines in the profile), I would tend to think that you should be able to accomplish this in a similar manner using only a single guide - maybe change to Sweep Along Guide.

-Tim

Re: Sweeping creates small fillets along edges?

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

The "swept" command will approximate the section curves with one or more splines. This is most evident when your section has sharp corners. Turning on the "preserve shape" option will help to keep the corners sharp.