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A Solidworks Question! To go insane or to be gone postal?

A Solidworks Question! To go insane or to be gone postal?

A Solidworks Question! To go insane or to be gone postal?

hi people ;
I would like to know how to make a sweep to two different branches from the same base extrude feature?
 Let me put it this way I have cylinder and what I want to do is to make a "Y" connection onto it, like the sign of electric motors. Please explain how the planes are associated or how the sketches are drawn to which planes....

RE: A Solidworks Question! To go insane or to be gone postal?

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RE: A Solidworks Question! To go insane or to be gone postal?

When reposting, don't forget to tell us which version of SWX (with SP) you are using.  Functionality changes in each release determine the "best method" for your problem.

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RE: A Solidworks Question! To go insane or to be gone postal?

If I understand you correctly, you want to make intersecting sweeps using the same profile and path.  The best way to do this is to create an axis at the point of rotation (in your case at the end of the cylinder) and make a circular array of the sweep about the axis.  That way, changes to the initial sketches will propagate to all of the arrayed copies.  I recommend creating the reference planes for the initial sweep (usually there will be one for the profile and one for the path at 90 degrees to each other) using the axis you created and the "plane at angle" method.  So the sequence of events is:

1) create axis at end of cylinder
2) create reference planes using axis
3) create profile and path sketches
4) create initial sweep
5) array sweep about axis


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