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How can I create an intersecting helical loft of a profile to create a volute for a stair handrail?

Question asked by James Dalessandro on Jun 1, 2015
Latest reply on Jun 2, 2015 by Deepak Gupta

I am attempting to create a spiral/helical loft or sweep in order to create this: volute 1.JPGvolute 2.JPGvolute 3.JPG

I have a 2D sketch of the profile to create this from, like in the 3rd pic. How would I go about creating this part? every time I try I get errors like it has intersecting geometry and solidworks wont create it. Maybe I am going about this all wrong, how would you do this?