How to make this kind of helical coil with sinusoidal path in Solidworks
for me it doesn't look like a real sinus, more like a rounded zick-zack. Anyway.
Here it is. A equation driven curve with an offset (necessary to use the wrap feature). Then wrap, convert an edge to get the path, then sweep. Done.
Great work, i got lost trying to sweep a curved surface around a middle line - ended up nowhere
Thank you for the suggestion. i tried the steps as suggested by you. but it cant make a sketch from the wrap.
it is showing the following error.
Can you please help with this.
Open up a new 3D-Sketch - not 2D-Sketch, no projection.
Heiko Sohnholz wrote: Of course.Open up a new 3D-Sketch - not 2D-Sketch, no projection.
Heiko Sohnholz wrote:
Awesome job - never thought of doing it that way, so many amazing techniques and ideas here on the forum..
But it's more-or-less a workaround because SWX lacks of an polar coordinate system...
One of my collegeas actually did it in one feature - 3D equation driven curve for sketch and sweep with circualr profile
Very interesting - so let's have a look at the file!
As far as I can see, the Equation Driven Curve uses 3 dimensions, when defined in a 3D-Sketch - interesting! So - if somebody is good enough in math - it should be possible...
Heiko Sohnholz wrote: Very interesting - so let's have a look at the file! As far as I can see, the Equation Driven Curve uses 3 dimensions, when defined in a 3D-Sketch - interesting! So - if somebody is good enough in math - it should be possible...
Heiko Sohnholz wrote:
Here's my quick take.. Equation Curves are always fun.. but a bit flakey!!
actually quite beautiful
Supercool! Well done Rob!
It is not showing any change in cad while changing the parameters value.
Hit Strg+Q afterwards to force a rebuild.
[Alas] There is no automatic parent relationship to global variables!
You must hit CTRL-Q to force a rebuild.
If it still doesn't update then you've probably exceeded the equation curve features abilities, or made an error.
BTW There is a way to make equation curves update..
Now changing the first sketch will trigger a rebuild in the second sketch.. and the global variables will be updated!!
Thanks for all the feedback everybody!!
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