Using Sweep Feature in SolidWorks

Sweep feature in SoildWorks is one of the very useful feature,With the Sweep feature you can create a shape by moving a 2D sketch Profile along a 2D or 3D sketch Path. Read below to know how to use sweep feature in SolidWorks.

 
Sweep feature: it sweeps the profile across a path

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In this example

1: profile

2: path for the profile
 
STEP BY STEP USE:
 
Create a sketch on the front plane.
 
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This is the profile for your part.
 
To sketch path for this created profile, sketch on the top plane
 
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Create the sketch using sketch tools like line, spline etc.
 
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Go to features > Select swept boss/base:
 
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Select the Profile and Path as shown.
 
Selecting the path:
 
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THE SWEPT SOLID

 
Sweep feature in Solidworks can be used to model bent pipes, bars, chassis etc.
 
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