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A way to automate slicing a model into helical pieces?

By Brendan Chambers on 29 Dec 00:41 1 answer 210 views 3 comments

I need a way to divide a model into different helical cross-sections in order to create images to be projected in a Volumetric display/3D TV. All I can think of is to do a combine bodies in Solidworks to create the helical cross sections, but this would be really time intensive because I need 360 of these cross sections(rotated 1 degree each). Is there any program that could do this or perhaps some way it can be done in Solidworks automatically?

Link to the type of display I'm talking about:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihZ_mJ04U3c

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  • Jonathan DeRoner
    Jonathan DeRoner over 1 year ago

    There unfortunately isn't. The method you are speaking of is the only one that I know of and have seen in solidworks.

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