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Aug 14, 2013

I need to create a series of "trays" that are in the shape of letters. I am having some success with certain letters, but zero success with others.

I am creating these letters using a curve brought in from illustrator, and sweeping the profile that I want to use around the curve to create the outside.I am then using presspull to create the base of the tray.

However, sometimes the sweep command will simply say "unable to sweep 1 selected object" with no explanation as to why.

Sometimes I will get the shape that I want, but it is facing the wrong way, and I cannot fix it. Other times it will simply stall and then delete both the curve and the profile.

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