how can i extend the two ends of this helical coil tube? I tried adding but it wont fit perfectly :/
Good Morning Ian,
Here is a little video I put together for you to show you a different approach to achieving extensions on the ends of the helix. I am using a technique called Composite Curves. You can view the video here. Composite Curves - YouTube
Let me know if you have any other questions.
Thank you and good luck
Welcome to the forum. I created a sketch on one end, used the "Convert Entities" function to convert the edges to Lines, and Extruded it. It worked fine. How did you try to create it?
Hello sir thank you for responding, i don't really know how to use convert entities, is this the right selection? When clicking the check button, nothing happens im totally a newbie
It might work better to select the inside and outside edges individually instead of the face. Selecting the face will likely only convert the outside edge and not the inside.
I made a circle that matches the diameter of the end of the pipe, and extruded the circle to make it exactly look like a pipe. It is shown in the picture below. Is that the same to the method you used to extend the pipe? I mean if we use the FLOW SIMULATION, will our method work in it? I'm pretty sure your method will work in flow simulation because i think that's the right way of doing it.
I don't know anything about simulation, but I don't see why that wouldn't work. I see a line at the intersection in your screenshot, but I assume that's just because you have tangent edges set to show.
I've created and uploaded a short video for you. Please let me know if the following video answers your question: SOLIDWORKS Convert Entities - YouTube
As promised, here is your part file modified to show the composite curve.
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