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hellical sweep section

hellical sweep section

hellical sweep section


I just wanted to ask if there is a way to give the orientation of the plane section when performing helical sweep in Parametric. It seems that either it takes the normal of the helical trajectory or it is a plane that contains the helical axis. What I want is to give a section that has another orientation. For instance in this exercise video (at 6:27): https://youtu.be/lJJl_zTZfzY?t=387
one can define a section of the helical sweep in inventor (the term in inventor is "coil") that is orthogonal to the helical axis.

RE: hellical sweep section

I made a workaround by creating the helix via a curve equation and sweeping along that curve and choosing constant normal of the section plane. I can post the details if anyone is interested.

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