I designed a pinion with a gear profile and just made a wide u shaped path for my cut to follow, however I am not sure how to do this if I have a helical gear. I have seen similar done in Inventor but I need to know if its possible to do a similar thing in SolidWorks or if SolidWorks has its own way to do a similar process.
It should look something like this.
Brittany, this is a little different but the "how" should apply and maybe help you out. I did this video a few years ago but it shows the "Twist along path" method of making a worm gear. You should be able to use the same method with a "path" that is essentially an axis of revolution for your pinion.