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Can a Helix Follow a Guide Curve?

Question asked by David Suelflow on Apr 24, 2014
Latest reply on Apr 24, 2014 by Rich Chappell

Does anyone know how to create a helix that is curved?  I need to make a helix to be used as a extrusion/weldment path that starts out straight, goes through a curve and then ends up straight again.  An added complication is that the curve is not an arc but a clothoid spiral so I cannot make a straight one and then flex it.

 

I’ve included screen shot of an approximation done in (yes I’m going to say it) AutoCAD…

 

 

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