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Parametric 3D curves in Fusion 360.

A - answer With a simple Fusion 360 plugin "Equation Driven Curve" (see Apps) you can generate parametric 3D curves defined by a mathematic expression (similar to Expression curves in Inventor or 2D Plot in AutoCAD).

After you install the plugin, the function "Equation Driven Curve" is available in the Create in the Sketch environment. Enter the curve prescription as parametric expressions for X,Y,Z depending on the theta parameter.

Examples of 3D knots taken from the expressions in Decorative knots (PDF):

Knot

Example:

exp

Knot

The result of the Sweep operation employing this 3D curve path:

Knot

See also the models Block 18218 and Block 1821+

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See also:
Tip 13185:Constraining object movement to a specified curve (rail) in AutoCAD.
Tip 12454:How to draw Bezier curves in AutoCAD?
Tip 10721:How to draw a catenary or other parametric curve in Inventor?
Tip 10231:How to draw spiral in AutoCAD LT?
Tip 9038:Double helix - twisted pair in Inventor


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