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Autodesk AutoCAD 2013 Practical 3D Drafting and Design by João Santos

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Creating solids and surfaces along a path

The last command to create solids and surfaces from linear objects is presented next.

The SWEEP command

The SWEEP command (no alias) creates a solid or surface by extruding sections along a path. If the section is open or if the MOde option is set to Surface, a surface is created.

The path can be a line, arc, elliptical arc, 2D or 3D polylines, 2D or 3D splines, circles, ellipses, helixes, and surface or solid edges.

The SWEEP command

This command starts by displaying the same information as in previous commands and asks for one or more objects that define the section:

Command: SWEEP Current wire frame density: ISOLINES=4, Closed ...

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