HOW TO FORM A CURVED HELIX

Hi,
Can somebody help me Im using SW2005 sp2.0 and am trying to create a
curved spring like the garter springs used in shaft lip seals
unfortunately the helix command only seem to want to do a linear spring
and not follow a curve.
Any tips tricks or work round's greatly appreciated.
Jason
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JASON LONGLEY
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Use a sweep with twist to create something as imple as just a twisted surface. Then you can use convert edges or even componesite curve on the edge of the surface to get the path you need to sweep your curved helix.
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Dale Dunn
I took Dale's advice
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John Layne
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John Layne
If Dale's suggestion and John's example didn't do what you need, try looking at some of the examples on Mike Wilson's site:
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The curve-driven pattern on Page 2 and the adjustable curved helix on page 5 may help.
Please come back, Mike, we miss you!
Jerry Steiger Tripod Data Systems "take the garbage out, dear"
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Jerry Steiger

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