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Driving a swept solid with 3d line

Question asked by Mark Subbotin on Jun 19, 2020
Latest reply on Jun 20, 2020 by Krzysztof Szpakowski

Hello all,


I am trying to generate a flexible assembly that will bend from segment to segment in a consistent arc. When "unloaded" (all angles set to 0) the assembly should go back to being straight. I thought to do this with arcs in between each segment in a 3D sketch initially, but when the assembly is straight, the radii would go to infinity. As a result, I had to use a spline, which does not curve in the way I would like. Right now the curves in between each segment turn into an s-shaped sweep, where the desired shape is a c-shaped sweep.


Any help would be greatly appreciated.