The virtual prototype is a computer simulation model of the physical product that can be analyzed like a real machine. This paper studies the helical milling unit based on the virtual machine tool. The helical milling unit is first designed according to the kinematics of the helical milling. The main parts of the equipment include rotating mechanism, orbital agency and radial offset organization. Based on the feasibility analysis of the structure, the three-dimensional geometrical model is built in the Solidworks software. The key parts in the model are separated from the device and introduced into the finite element analysis (FEA) software, according to the cutting loads tested from experiment, static and dynamic modal analysis and harmonic response analysis are carried out for the key parts of this device. The results show that the static and dynamic stiffness can meet design requirement.