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Rotate extrude along sweep path axis! (wire rope)

Barry_van_WijkBarry_van_Wijk Member Posts: 15 PRO
Hi,

I have made a wire rope wich follow a spline/sweep function.
But the rope must twist along the sweep axis.
In a straight line I get it done with the helix function, but not with the bend (sp)line in the sweep function.
You can see in the example that i am using a FS to make a helix accros the sweeppath,
but that is not the way because it uses the helix path to sweep and not the origin sweep axis.

Anyone who can help?
Thank you!

Here my link!
https://cad.onshape.com/documents/6088391b27f54bc92a939687/w/9c2908d2bfa312418b5418e7/e/4a1390c7ab67553ca8f90f63


Answers

  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 3,176
  • Barry_van_WijkBarry_van_Wijk Member Posts: 15 PRO
    Thank you Neil, I have checked it, but again, the profile is rotating around the created helix.
    I juist want a rotation in my sweep profile/path.
    Or in other words, that the sweep is going to be rotating along the major/sweep axis.
    Or just don't get it? I hope i'm clear!
  • mahirmahir Member, Developers Posts: 1,005 ✭✭✭✭
    @Barry_van_Wijk
    You can use the spiral FS above to create a curve that rotates around your main sweep path. That curve can then be used as a guide curve, which will rotate your profile sketch as it follows the main sweep path. I believe that's exactly what you're looking for.
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