Sweep solids?

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johnwalter

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 Sweep solids?
11-07-2012 06:06 . pm | View his/her posts only
Post Last Edit by johnwalter at 2012-7-12 10:16

Is there a way to sweep a solid along a path? Iam working on creating 3d details for mechanical systems on a commercial building without the use of any third party sortware. Currently I am trying tofigure out how to create representative flex ducts. I think it would be properto have lofted circles at two diferent radius along a 3 dimensional spline. I have tried sweping both circles at the same time, sweeping alofted solid, even manually creating a loft pattern by coping the circles to nearest along the spline. none of which seems to give a positive result. Hasanyone ran into anything similar?

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Murph

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12-07-2012 10:20 . am | View his/her posts only
This soundslike overkill on detail.
Most users would simply use a
sweep of the major OD and then apply a cosmetictexture that appears ribbed from any reasonably viewed distance.
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