Settings for these threads:
Using this information can I calculate what settings I need for the threads this screws in to?
I just opened you file.
That thread is absolutely horrible as a thread. In the real world it would break or bend and be a notta very quickly. The thread a drawn could never be cut (you could 3D print it) because the thread sweeps into the shoulder.
If you want to make a nut, use you experience and common sense to picture in your head what the inside of the nut needs to look like.
Make a hole slightly larger than the "root" of your thread.
Add chamfer lead in/out
Draw the same helix.
draw a rectangle (slightly larger than the existing thread) and Sweep Cut the material out of the nut.
Eric Eubanks wrote: I don't remember why I didn't just use revolve.
Eric Eubanks wrote:
I don't remember why I didn't just use revolve.
Next time try starting with a solid instead of surfaces.
Use the same method that you used to make the male threads...
Question for you Erik. Why did you construct this using surfaces instead of solids?
Surfaces were the only way I knew how to get hollow lofts. I don't remember why I didn't just use revolve.
I know you just use a helix and a sweep, but do I use the same pitch and the same sweep profile?
How to I make it the threads this screws in to and not exactly the same threads I have here.
You could create your new part. Then do an insert part, place it where it's supposed to bottom out, then combine (subtract) bodies. Do some offset surfacing and cuts to get the clearances you need.
As long as the nut is thinner than the threads that are there.
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