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I cannot create a swept cut for a solid body/profile which keeps normal constant - File Attached

Question asked by Claire Cox on Jul 11, 2016
Latest reply on Aug 9, 2016 by John Stoltzfus

Hi,

Long time lurker, first time poster so please be kind;

I want to create a tool bit, formed from a swept cut and a solid profile, using the solid body to form the shape of the cut.
The Path is a helix shape, but when I go to select "Profile Orientation" - "Keep normal constant" to remove twist (so the part I'm machining will still fit in the grooves formed by the cut) it doesnt work. I know this is a known solidworks issue, but does anyone know of any other way I can make this cut so that it stays normal with no twist please?

 

Thanks,

Claire

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