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Manual Sweep

Sweep is the transition between two sketches on parallel planes and the same number of sketch elements.

In the part EN 10253 for example, the sweep function is used.

Example: EN 10253

Example: EN 10253

In the following you can see an excerpt in PARTdesigner, which exemplifies the usage.

  1. Create a circle in a base sketch.

    [Note] Note

    Do not create the circle as a whole, but rather as a quarter, which you compete to a circle by rotation. Background: In order to ensure compatibility to various CAD systems a minimum number of 4 sketch elements is required.

  2. Insert a Pattern origin.

    [Note] Note

    The pattern origin has to be on a contour.

  3. Create a parallel reference plane with the desired distance and on it a new sketch.

  4. On sketch 2, in the same way, create a circle again. (Here in the example it is smaller and shifted in relation to the first circle.)

  5. Set a pattern origin again.

    [Note] Note

    The pattern origin has to be on a contour.

  6. Mark both sketches under History and then click on Create sweep base.

    -> The dialog box History opens.

    Confirm with OK.

    -> The sweep is displayed in the 3D view.

[Note] Note

Please also regard the chapter about the combination of Sweep and Blend!

See Section, “ Combination of Sweep and Blend”.

[Note] Note

Face attributes

As of V11 SP 4 there is the possibility to use face attributes (color and material). However, this function is not downwards compatible.

In order to use face attributes, in the context menu of Sweep, use the command Feature attributes....

Details on this can be found under Section, “ Render material - Functionality ”.