How to model a flexible bellow?

I am trying to model something similar to that piece of cloth that covers the gear lever in older cars. It has to be flexible on CAD since I intend to make the whole assembly functioning.

Any ideas on how I can achieve this?


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Hi there

May I first ask if you know what is an adaptive part in an assembly???
Because if you do so then this is the answer otherwise I can be more detailed...

However you will need to create a part in an assembly then to use the loft command with two adaptive sketches.
1. One sketch to present the base and the second to present the top (neck of the lever.)
2.A not very complicate guide rail it will give you the result of a cloth.

All these will be adaptive and therefore flexible...


Try to keep the control of the guide rail on sense to make sure that loft will never fail...

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