TriMech Tips & Tricks: SOLIDWORKS Sweeps & Threads

The basics of creating a sweep are known to many SOLIDWORKS users; simply choose a profile and a path. While this works well to create basic shapes, anything more complex will require constraints called guide curves.

Let us teach you how to create these curves in SOLIDWORKS and how to modify the simple shapes of our original sweeps to something more complex.

Watch our on-demand webinar as TriMech Solutions Consultant, Stephen Choi, discusses some more advanced topics surrounding Sweeps and Threads that will give us more control over complicated geometry. While most of us may have already been exposed to Sweeps and may have used them to create 3D geometry, there are techniques that can be used to create shapes that would be incredibly difficult to model otherwise.

Featured in this Sweeps & Threads webinar

In this webinar, Stephen will cover:

  • Sweep curvature continuity tips (Zebra Stripe Evaluation Tool)
  • Converting curves to splines for sweep paths
  • Start sketches normal to model edges
  • Using guide curves to control sweep geometry
  • Using a body for a swept cut

About The Presenter

Stephen Choi, Solutions Consultant

Stephen is a Solutions Consultant based out of Orlando, Florida who focuses on supporting and teaching SOLIDWORKS CAD, 3D printers and scanners. He obtained his CSWE certification within a year of working with TriMech and continues to learn and expose himself to as much as possible to better assist his fellow engineers.

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