Sweep cut?

Phenom
Phenom

Is the only way to do a sweep cut is to create a sweep object then Boolean subtract it? Or is there a Sweep cut command that is not set up by default in the menu's?

 

Attached is a tube where I would like to end up weth weld preps that have a 1/16" land. The cham varies because the cuts are at angles.

 

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Re: Sweep cut?

Solution Partner Genius Solution Partner Genius
Solution Partner Genius

There is also the possibility to do a sweep cutout:

Type sweep in the command foinder and swept cutout will be there to

 

Re: Sweep cut?

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor
Command finder is a good tool when you're looking for little used commands.

CAD/CAE Manager
ST8 MP12

Re: Sweep cut?

Phenom
Phenom

Almost everything I do is sheet metal. So a sweep cut is something I had never used.

When you look at the menues, it just states sweep.....but it's really sweep cut.

 

Thanks

Re: Sweep cut?

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

@12GAGE,.....difference being, there is two tool sets, one Sweep in the "Add" tools, and also in the "Cut" tools.

 

Sweep_Add.png Sweep_Cut.png

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Limited
Solid Edge ST10 [MP0] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10

Re: Sweep cut?

Phenom
Phenom
Yeah, I really hate that. SolidWorks has the same thing..dumb..either you are adding material or removing material the function is the same. Put it all under one command and have the user select which option or like synchronous determine which is correct by the existing geometry.