MultiProfile SweepKeyCreator \ Create \ Swept-Solid \ MultiProfile-Sweep
Location: Create>Swept Solid>Multi-Profile Sweep
Use the Multi-Profile Sweep to create a solid, (use Make Solid) or a surface, using a set of profiles and a sweep path. The resulting swept profile will either have its profile 'normal' follow parallel to the selected path, (Profile Orientation= Rotate) or have a more rigid translation as the profiles are used to create the solid/surface along the selected path, (Profile Orientation= Translate). You can view sample sweeps in the Swept Solid topic.
Using the Function:
The following settings are contained in the Multi-Profile Sweep Options dialog
Check this option when the profiles are closed curves and the result will be a solid body. Unchecked will create a surface.
Rotate- Use this option when the profile 'normal' will need to stay parallel to the path curves.
Translate- Use this option when a more rigid translation of profiles along the path curves is desired.