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Rotate section along extrusion

jonykaos

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I am trying to create the geometry in the attached image. It is a straight cylinder with a smaller diameter wire wrapped around the length of the cylinder while slightly intersecting it.

I create the cylinder (solid) and helical wire (solid) individually but I can not join them with a Boolean union - I always get a "failure".

My other thought was to create the initial cross section with the both circles joined together but I can not find a tool that will rotate the cross section along the extrusion direction.

Any ideas?
 

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