learn to use Sweep tool in SolidWorks 2016

Solidworks 2016 now extends the use of the sweep command as it now includes the option to automatically create a swept circular profile.

In this example to create the spring from a series of curves you can simply select the path, specify the diameter and the circular sweep is created. Image 1 You no longer need to create the profile at the end of the curve, a real time saver. Image 2 In solidworks 2016, the reference is no longer a parent to the feature, in this case the sweep. Image 3 The helix in composite curve is now can be altered separately from the sweep