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Loft profile along helix?

Question asked by Justin Lamey on Jun 13, 2017
Latest reply on Jun 13, 2017 by Dennis Bacon

I used a backwards approach for this just to get something to one of our machine shop guys to do some work, but I am looking for how to do this the correct way.

I want to loft a rectangle profile, and have it sweep along a helix path, and loft into the smaller rectangle. I managed this with the sheet metal loft feature. I tried using regular loft, and then I converted the helix to a 3d sketch, and used that profile as a guide curve. The issue was that the profile stayed constant in its orientation. Please help me on how to do this the proper way.

 

Thank you,

 

Justin

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