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Is it possible to make a lofted cut with two profiles and a helix as a guidecurve?

Question asked by Lenny Dichiara on Aug 28, 2014
Latest reply on Aug 29, 2014 by Jerry Steiger

Hi all -

I was playing around with the cut loft feature in solidworks and was wondering if the following was possible as it was continuously failing.

I started with an extruded cylinder and then created a helix based on the circle profile. On either end, I created planes normal to the

helix profiles and generated two different sized circles to use for my cut profiles. For arguments sake, lets say one was .5" and the other was


My design intent was to created a tapered cut that followed the helix as a guide curve. Based on the way the tool is designed to work,

I believe that this should be feasible to do but it as I mentioned it failed when I tried.


I can send a file if someone would like to see it.