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variable diameter helix in sweep

Question asked by Jesse Kaiser on Jun 16, 2014
Latest reply on Jun 16, 2014 by Kevin Pymm


I am trying to sweep a sketch along a helix to form a sort of rib along the length of a cylinder, similar to an auger. The cylinder has a taper at one end, and I need the resulting rib to follow the taper. I have tried using a variable rate helix and changing the diameter at short intervals, but once I try to sweep the profile down the helix, it starts floating after it gets to the taper. Does anyone know of a feature where I can get the sketched profile to follow the surface?