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Simple Question: How do i extrude a helix

allen_stewartallen_stewart Member Posts: 32
Hello All,

How do you extrude a helix on a rod?  Its probably extremely easy but I cant seem to figure it out.

Thank you

Best Answer


  • allen_stewartallen_stewart Member Posts: 32
    Thank you, cant believe i missed that video.
  • allen_stewartallen_stewart Member Posts: 32
    I cant seem to pierce the triangle to the start of the helix.  Im in the correct plane.  I get an "A pierce constraint requires a curve or point..." error.  Any ideas.  thanks
  • allen_stewartallen_stewart Member Posts: 32
    Well I got the pierce command to work.  I was selecting the entire triangle.  Now, when I am trying to do my sweep I am unable to select the helix as my revolve axis.  Any ideas
  • andrew_troupandrew_troup Member, Mentor Posts: 1,584 ✭✭✭✭✭
    When you say "revolve axis", do you mean "path"?

    Because you should ... sweeps do not have a revolve axis; You must have clicked on the icon beside Sweep, which is "Revolve"

    in this case, the path for the sweep is the spiral entity which comprises the helix.With the "Sweep Path" box highlighted, you should be able to click on that entity.
  • allen_stewartallen_stewart Member Posts: 32
    Thank you
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