I'm trying to create a wire rope, but I'm having trouble

I want to create a wire rope as shown in the photo

The photo takes a rope that has been twisted once as a unit and twists those units together again in the same way. I have created these units, but I am having trouble twisting those units once again on an offset curve.

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I was able to do it by 1) defining the bigger spiral, 2) placing parallel frames on that spiral. 3) orienting the pattern of circles to the frames, 4) lofting the oriented circles.
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You have to make another polar array with the twisted curves, and then twist it again.


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