can the wrap feature be used to make something wrap around the cylinder twice, and over lap itself?
Sure, Why not? Is your sketch your wrapping causing problems?
No, my sketch is wrapping onto my cylinder fine. My sketch (film), however, is longer than the circumference of my cylinder, and when the additional length meets the part already laid down, it doesn't lay on top of the layer below. It seems to kind of trim it.
Yeah, the wrap tool can be "querky" sometimes. It's hard to say what you can or can't do. Can you upload it?
Sorry. I'm trying to emboss.
Why don't you just make the sketch the same length as the circumference?
If you really must have a sketch that overlaps then you can make a copy of the pre-wrap body, then do the wrap n two parts. Wrap half of it onto one body, and the other half onto the other body, then combine. See my attached example.
I'm wrapping an, almost, 10" piece of film around an, almost 1.5" diameter cylinder. These two dimensions are already set as to what is desired here. I can't arbitrarily change those dims. The film I'm wrapping is just a rectangle 10" x 1.25" x .015" thick. These dimensions insist that the film end up going around the cylinder just over twice. In doing this, the film's second layer must lay directly on the first. The i.d. of the first wrap would be the o.d. of the cylinder, and the i.d. of the film's second wrap would need to be the cylinder's o.d. plus the thickness of the film, with just a step where the second layer meets the first. I can see in your attachment that the wrap does not end up laying on itself, which is my main desire.
That's not what the wrap feature does. It does not take in account whats there and wrap on top of each other.
What information are you trying to acquire?
You can make a sweep with a path and alter the path to go on top of each other but for a manufacturing stand point why do you need to model it?
That's what I had decided. This wrap feature just wasn't going to get done what I had hoped. Yeah, I made a spiral with a .015" pitch, and swept along that for as close a representation as possible. The film has some end electrical features that can't come in contact with each other, but need to land close to each other, and I was just trying to model the overlap to demonstrate to the designer how long the film had to be to gain the required clearance between these end electrical features.
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