When sweeps are performed, there are axes created in the veritcal and horizontal directions. Can someone tell me if these are parallel to the vertical and horizontal planes? I have always assumed they were, but the problems I've been running into are making me doubt that.
This is the only question I get asked when creating a solid swept protrusion is 2001:
Select a perpendicular surface, an edge, or vertex relative to which the section will be dimensioned and constrained.
I see the Select a normal surface... when I'm doing swept blends. From what I've been able to garner in my limited use of sweeps is that a standard sweep only allows the trajectory to be in one plane so I think the normal surface is defined by the trajectory. No?
Then after I sketched the trajectory, I hit the check mark then pro asks, Select a cross section - Select a perpendicular surface, an edge, or vertex relative to which the section will be dimensioned and constrained. I my case, I drew a square. I rotate the sketch around to see how my square should be layed out on the blue cross-hairs, to verify that my square sweeps along the proper side of the trajectory.