I am looking for a solution to model a 6mm braided OR twisted rope which is rebuild-friendly. I have an assembly that is already overloaded, and cannot afford usual methods such as Sweep with a Twist.
I don't need it to be pretty or detailed, just something better than a simple Sweep. Any method would work, as long as it looks like a rope in Hidden Lines Removed Display style. I'll use it in Drawings in this Display style, so I guess simple texture won't work.
Again, any primitive solution is okay, as long as it rebuilds in a blink.