Twist a Profile, SolidWorks

You can model twisted sections, like hexbars for decorative purposes, using the SWEPT BOSS feature.

First create a separate Profile (Hex shape) and a Path (straight line).

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Profile and Path made a separate sketches.
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Same as above but no Planes are shown.

Select both sketches and select SWEPT BOSS feature.

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Select SWEPT BOSS feature.

Preview shows the Hex Profile swept along the Path.

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Swept preview.

Add the Twist option by selecting PROFILE TWIST and pick SPECIFY TWIST VALUE and pick REVOLUTIONS. Add 4 turns.

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The preview is shown below.

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Preview.

Final model is shown below.

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Final shape.

This is a great way to make twisted shapes, and even pasta. Enjoy.

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