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How to copy a feature along a 3d spiral in solid works ?

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moshechi

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I have a tube in which I had prepared a shaped hole and copied it all around the tube with circular pattern. I want to copy this level (circle) of holes to a parrallel circle and revolve it at the same time around the center line of the tube by let say 10 degrees.
It is a problem of copying features in the Z direction and revolving around that Z axis at the same command.
 
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Antnt

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Im not too sure but you will probably have to do it in several steps. Although i cant actually see what you are doing it seems as if you are only doing a simple cut. In which case you should be able to do it in three steps instead of one:

1) New plane at desired new angle. 10 deg.
2) New cut from new plane.
3) Circular pattern.

You can even copy and pase your sketch and then redefine. ???
 
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moshechi

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lcnicola said:
Dear friend,

It tries to use the tool Curve Drive Pattern

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To use this tool I have to make a group of points spread equally along a curve, which is , in thise case a spiral placed on the out face of a tube. So, how to do it.
 
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behnt

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moshechi said:
To use this tool I have to make a group of points spread equally along a curve, which is , in thise case a spiral placed on the out face of a tube. So, how to do it.

On the bottom of the tube make a sketch and copy the outside diamter of the tube and close the sketch

Next click insert-curve-helix spiral select the circle put in the data for the curve and voila a spiral that you can use for the pattern Also you can have a variable pitch curve with this as well
 

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