Helix

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Helix

The Helix command draws a helical curve.

Steps

  1. Pick the start of the axis.
  2. Pick the end of the axis.
  3. Specify a radius value.
Command-line options

Vertical

Draws a helix curve whose axis is perpendicular to the construction plane.

AroundCurve

Draws a helix around a curve.

 History enabled

Diameter/
Radius

Toggles between picking a Radius and picking a Diameter.

Mode

Displays the setting currently in effect.

Turns

The number of turns takes precedent, the pitch adjusts automatically.

Pitch

The pitch takes precedent, the number of turns adjusts automatically.

Turns

Enter the number of turns. The pitch adjusts automatically. Drag the mouse after changing options to preview.

Pitch

Enter the pitch (distance between turns). The number of turns adjusts automatically. Drag the mouse after changing options to preview.

ReverseTwist

Reverses the direction of the twist to counter-clockwise. Drag the mouse after changing options to preview.

See also

Draw lines and curves

 

 

 

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