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    Default Figuring out this Sweep command... Guitar body

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    Body.iptMy buddy is making his own guitar, and he isn't sure what he wants to do for a round over-type design around the edge, so he drew up the body and gave it to me to see if I can get something on there. Hopefully you can see it well enough, but I'm trying to sweep the triangle profile around the edge of the guitar, but I'm running into a problem. The triangle isn't staying perpendicular with the edge of the guitar... any ideas on how to accomplish this? Here is an example of a guitar that has it done. The chamfered around the edge is what I'm after.

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    Hm, I'm not sure if the file got attached.... I don't see it anyway.

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    Well, here's a link to it from my Dropbox that you can download...

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/0wjkta94avgyfau/Body.ipt

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    Did you try clicking on orientation 'path' rather than 'parallel'?

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    I did and got an error. Using parallel was the only way I could even get a sweep to work.

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    The cut sketch needs to be perpendicular to the sweep. The easiest way to do this is to create a sketch point on the sweep line, and create a work plane by point and line. Create your cut sketch on this line.

    Don't forget to fully constrain your cut sketch!

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