I must be doing something wrong here. What I have pictured below is whats known as flexible exhaust pipe. It's just a simple sketch swept over a helix. What I want to do is take long lengths of it and route it as if it were a regular pipe but I'm running into some issues.
The first method I tried was:
1) Create intended path for pipe
2) Use the swept-surface tool to twist a line along the path
3) Sweep the flex-pipe sketch along the swept-surface above
The problem is for say a 14' length of pipe, I need over 200 turns of the swept-surface as the pitch of this pipe is around 3/4". Is there a better way to go about this?