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Mastering Autodesk® Inventor® 2012 and Autodesk® Inventor LT™ 2012 by Curtis Waguespack

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Creating Complex Sweeps and Lofts

image Now that you have moved on from creating simple features, you can explore the use of sweeps and lofts to create features with a bit more complexity. Both sweeps and lofts require one or more profiles to create a flowing shape. Sweeps require one sketch profile and a second sketched sweep path to create 3D geometry. Lofts typically require two or more sketch profiles and optional rails and/or points that assist in controlling the final geometry.

Creating and Using Sweeps

You can think of a sweep feature as an extrusion that follows a path defined by another sketch. 2D or 3D sketch paths can be used to create the ...

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