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2011-07-05, 03:33 PM
This is my first shot using the Conceptual Modeling Environment. I'm trying to create a spiral slide. I modeled the points and created the spiral line. I then drew in the circle profile, selected the line, selected the circle and hit Create Form. I then get an error "Unable to create form element: self-intersecting or singular geometry would result."
Attached is the rfa file I have so far and a pdf of what I'm trying to get close to. Thanks!
2011-07-05, 03:58 PM
Host that profile at each point, then select all the profiles and create form.
2011-07-05, 05:40 PM
I appreciate the response. I placed the circle profile at each reference point (all consistent 18" radius). I selected all of the circles and the spline and it couldn't make the form. I selected the Circle Profile at the bottom of the Spline and the Spline and it made the whole form without a problem.
2011-07-06, 02:14 PM
It looks like the circle you have placed is somehow slightly off plane with the end point of the helix. This is causing the failure. If I delete the circle and then set my workplane to the plane on the point at the end of the helix, the form is created as expected.
2011-07-07, 12:32 PM
Thanks! That explains why the circle at the bottom worked fine.
2011-09-06, 05:50 PM
If you are trying to create a nice helix, extrude a cylendar straight up and then subdivide the surface. you can then snap points to each node for a clean spiral.
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