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“Modeling Operation Error: Error Code Number is 40007” when using the Sweep command in AutoCAD

Issue:

When trying to use the
Sweep command, after selecting the sweep path, the command line returns the following error.

 

Modeling Operation Error:
Error Code Number is 40007
Modeling Operation Error:
Error Code Number is 40007
Unable to sweep 1 selected objects.

As a result, no object is created.

Note: Depending on AutoCAD version and operating system, a different error number might be shown, such as 40021.

Causes:

The combination of sweep object and sweep path results in a self-intersecting solid as the result of the sweep operation. The creation of such objects is not allowed.

Solution:

Modify either the sweep path or the profile in order to prevent the resulting solid from self-intersecting. Possible helpful operations are:

  • Altering the sweep path.
  • Scaling down the sweep profile.
  • Moving the sweep profile grips.

As an example, scaling down the profile is shown in the following video:



 

See Also:

Error: “Modeling Operation Error: Loft surface self-intersects” in AutoCAD

Products:

AutoCAD for Mac; AutoCAD;

Versions:

2017; 2019; 2018;

Source: Autodesk

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