I don’t know if this is possible, but if it is then it would be an excellent solution for my problem.
A piece I’m working on has a conical bore taken out of it. The bore needs to be conical in that it has a circular cross section and tapers in a linear fashion. However, it doesn’t have to be straight, so my vision is to have a curve a bit like a squashed sine wave graph and then run/flow the cone along this curve to get a lot of cone in a small space.
So far I’ve tried the “bend” command, which is not bad but it’s hard to control the resultant shape.
I’ve also tried sweeping a circle along two rails, which I think will work if I arrange the two rails so that they get steadily closer even when going round bends, although it will take some calculation.
Is there a neat way that I’m missing. A sort of “generate a cone that runs along this rail” command?
Thanks for your thoughts!