11 Replies Latest reply on Dec 6, 2017 1:46 PM by Paul Salvador

    100 turn limit on swept surface?

    John Gadole

      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?