This task shows you how sweeps are migrated into CATIA V5.

When migrating a sweep, you can use three different options to control the profile. These options are:

  • Keep angle
  • Pulling direction
  • Reference surface (default option)
Open the document SWEEP_WITH_REFERENCE_SURFACE.model in CATIA V5.

  1. Apply the Check AS SPEC command on *SET1.

  1. Copy and Paste Special *SOL1 into another CATPart document using the CATIA_SPEC option and update your document to compute the geometry.

In CATIA version 5, the sweep is migrated as a rib. 

The profile control option used is "Reference surface".

Since CATIA version 5 release 10, "Reference surface" is the default option used for migrating sweeps.

  Now, if you prefer to sweep the profile using the Keep angle option, you will obtain this rib:

To see an example of a sweep migrated using the Pulling direction option, open the document SWEEP_WITH_PULLING_DIRECTION.model in CATIA V5.

  Perform the steps as described in the above scenario. You obtain this rib:

  The pulling direction used is Line.1, that is the blue line in front of the part (see picture).

Now, if you prefer to sweep the profile using the Reference surface option, you will obtain this rib:


  The reference surface used is Plane.1, that is the blue plane.

To sum up :

V4 to V5 Migration

SPACE Elements
Cuboid Pad/Pocket
Cylinder Pad/Pocket
Sphere Shaft / Groove
Cone Shaft / Groove
Torus Shaft / Groove
Revolution Shaft / Groove
Prism Pad / Pocket
Pipe - Center Curve Rib / Slot
Pyramid Solid Datum
Sweep Rib / Slot
Sweep Spine Solid Datum
3D Sweep Rib / Slot
Sweep Until Solid Datum
Sweep non close Solid Datum

Thick Surface (or Solid Datum under certain conditions)

Close Close (or Solid Datum under certain conditions)
Project Solid Datum
Volume Solid Datum
Constant Edge Fillet Edge Fillet
Constant Edge Fillet (several edges, distinct values) Variable Angle Fillet
Rolling Edge Fillet Edge Fillet (option Keep edge on)
Face-Face Fillet Face-Face Fillet
Variable Angle Fillet Variable Angle Fillet
Tritangent Fillet Tritangent Fillet
Basic Draft Basic Draft
Draft Reflect Line Draft Reflect Line
Import (with MML link) Solid Datum
Macro Primitive Copy with Link of a Body
Not Supported Primitive Solid Datum (if the solid is smart)