I want to create a curved spring but SW is not letting me do it. Any suggestions?
Hard to tell exactly based on your picture, but my guess is your sketch profile and the sketch path are not connected... The small circle or square spring profile needs to meet up with one of the helix points...
If you are trying to do the "Twist along path" option for the sweep (see picture)
then I think that you are limited to a straight line for that.
For other types of springs, see this blog:
Seven Simple Tips for Modeling Springs
OK, I stand corrected....I just tried it out......
I was able to modify my path to a curve and it worked.
I was even able to successfully use a spline for the path curve to twist along.
So, based on my little experiment....I am not sure why you aren't seeing the "twist along path" option.
Is your "sketch2" a closed sketch?
I was actually wondering why I don't see this option. It is a closed circle. I attached the file could you check with your SW program?
Unfortunately, I am using SW 2015.....I know that the twist along path option does work with SW 2016. So someone else will have to take a look.
Thank you for the help. I will create a new thread specific to this issue.
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