This is my first post and somewhat new to SolidWorks as I'm more familiar with Pro/E (CREO). I need to duplicate a design in SolidWorks that I formally did in CREO. It's a Variable pitch Helix that follows a contour.
In Creo I simply create a sketch on a plane generate the variable pitch helix about a CL that follows a curve.
In SolidWorks it seems I can not select a guide curve to follow and the Helix command is limited to entering a Dia. at each height. I added some pics to show what I'd like to do.
Pic:1 "solidworks helix" the grey area is the contour I need to follow and the yellow helix in the center of the coil.
Pic:2 "CREO helix with guide curve" show the sketch of the helix and it's constraints. The green line is the contour (guide curve) that the helix follows.
Pic:3 "CREO complete helix" is the final outcome. disregard the dual helix pic 2 only shows the first wrap.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.