Enhanced Sweep Feature

Sweep Profile Selection of Faces, Edges, and Curves
In SOLIDWORKS 2017 you can select faces, edges, and curves directly from models as sweep profiles. Enhanced selection is supported with Boss, Base, Cut, Surface, and Assembly cut sweep features. Previously you needed to create an extra sketch with converted entities as the profile.
You can select:
                    • Faces from model geometry.
                    • A single edge or reference geometry curves that contain a smooth, closed loop.
                    • A group of edges or curves selected as a loop using SelectionManager.
To access this functionality, click Swept Boss/Base (Features toolbar) or Insert > Boss/Base > Sweep. In the PropertyManager, under Profile and Path, select Sketch Profile, then select a face, edge, or curves.

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