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bjvoelker
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Registered: ‎11-08-2012
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3D Wire From Helix

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11-08-2012 08:19 PM

Good Evening Everyone,

 

Haven't used AC in a while and hoping this is a simple question, trying to take a polyline (in this case a coil shape) and add a diameter to the line. This 3D object will then be imported to COMSOL for some thermal expansion modeling.

 

Is there an easy way to do this?

 

 

Thanks everyone

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grimline
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Registered: ‎11-16-2003
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Re: 3D Wire From Helix

11-08-2012 08:30 PM in reply to: bjvoelker

EXTRUDE

Autodesk AutoCAD Map 3D 2015
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Janet2009
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Registered: ‎06-04-2009
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Re: 3D Wire From Helix

11-08-2012 09:29 PM in reply to: bjvoelker

SWEEP my friend, EXTRUDE will not work with HELIX.

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JDMather
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Re: 3D Wire From Helix

11-09-2012 05:42 AM in reply to: bjvoelker

Attach the file here if you can't figure out how to Sweep or Extrude with Path.

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