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Sweep along a helix

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Can anyone explain this behaviour?  When I try to sweep a simple circle along this helix it seems to step it off one turn to the left instead of starting the sweep at the original X-section circle? Any ideas welcome. Thanks in advance.

 

here's a video (sorry I'm using an academic license so I cannot post the par file):

 

here's a picture...

2018-03-02_16-24-45.png

Edinburgh University
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Betreff: Sweep along a helix

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Hi @FrankMill

 

 

 

on the first view I was not able to see any mistakes etc.

But for this geometry I simply would create a helix protrusion directly without creating the helix curve.

 

BTW do You have any maintenance pack installed onto ST10?

 

 

regards
Wolfgang

Betreff: Sweep along a helix

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Hi @FrankMill

 

 

 

and can You upload the file too, I wil try to open it and see what happens here.

 

regards
Wolfgang

Re: Sweep along a helix

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Can't reproduce.

Do you have the academic ST10 with MP3?

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Betreff: Sweep along a helix

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Wolfgang,

the mistake is that the surface starts to the left of the actual circle that is used for the cross section. This also means that the sweep does not go to whole extent of the helical sketch.

Edinburgh University

Betreff: Sweep along a helix

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I can't post the file because I have an academic license so you wouldn't be able to open it.
Edinburgh University

Re: Sweep along a helix

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yes Academic ST10 MP3
Edinburgh University

Re: Sweep along a helix

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Okay, I've tried to simplify it and I've now installed MP5.  I think this is a program fault.

 

A video is here:

https://www.screencast.com/t/JTKLag4m

 

And a picture...

2018-03-04_12-43-50.png

Edinburgh University

Re: Sweep along a helix

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
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Hi @FrankMill

 

 

 

can You upload the part file?

 

 

regards
Wolfgang

Re: Sweep along a helix

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Hi there @FrankMill,

 

I'm guessing there is likely an issue with the profile/path relationship.

Is there a reason for using a swept surface?.......you could create this in one "Helix" feature.

 

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Ltd
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