John Jenny

Swept boss/base: need profile to be orthogonal throughout a helical path

Discussion created by John Jenny on Feb 20, 2020
Latest reply on Feb 21, 2020 by Jim Peltier

Hello all,

I am trying to sweep a diamond-shaped profile in a helical path along a hemisphere. I want the profile to remain such that the diagonals are orthogonal and parallel to the base of the hemisphere throughout (i.e. vertical and horizontal). Illustrated below:

Running the sweep with the above profile along this conformal helical path yields this geometry:

Any suggestions are much appreciated.