Untitled Document
Not a member yet? Register for full benefits!

Virtual Dictionary


Sweeping is a computer aided design or CAD term. It is essentially another name for a positive extrusion. Positive extrusion is the act of taking a 2D plane, forming a shape on that plane, and then pushing out a solid object in that shape as a cylinder from that plane. Where the shape?s cylinder passes, a pillar of solid material is added.

See Also: Extrusion, Negative Extrusion, Cutter Path

Below, we offer a selection of links from our resource databases which may match this term.

Related Dictionary Entries for Sweeping:


Cutter Path


Light Detection and Ranging


Swept Surface


Resources in our database matching the Term Sweeping:

Results by page [1]   

Locally Hosted resource
A Sensor Web for Runways
Sweeping an empty patch of ground to ensure it remains empty, seems an odd job for a complex sensor web. Yet, if a passenger jet strikes debris during landing or take off, it spells disaster for all aboard.

Written by Lee Sheldon, a professional entertainment writer, with such credits as Star Trek: The Next Generation", "Charlie's Angels", and "Edge of Night" to his name, this book is all about writing good, solid, sweeping plots for interactive entertainment.


Industry News containing the Term Sweeping:

Results by page [1]   [2]   [3]   [4]   

More corners of the country would have high-speed Internet access and existing connections would become much faster under a sweeping proposal to overhaul U.S. broadband policy that is being unveiled Tuesday.

The plan from the...

US researchers have created prototype mechanical fins that mimic the movements of the bluegill sunfish.

The robo-fins could recreate the fish's powerful forward thrust and its manoeuvrability, the Massachusetts Institute of ...

New research from two evolutionary biologists questions the recent finding that sociality has played a key role in the evolution of larger brain size among several orders of mammals (Social Brain Hypothesis). Their sweeping analysis of many...

In the manner of accelerating technological S curves, the trajectory for broadband uptake has been sweeping upwards exponentially over the past five years.

Next year looks like even more powerful, with predictions of vast ga...

An influential group of MPs and peers has said the government's approach to illegal file-sharing could breach the rights of internet users. The Joint Select Committee on Human Rights said the government's Digital Economy Bill needed clari...