2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 4, 2013 4:05 PM by Chris Michalski

    Rolling up a shutter door...?

    Michael Keenan

      HI,  Would anyone be able to suggest a way of taking what is essentially a corragated profile for a garage door which has been extruded a given length and roll it up as you would do with a roller door as in a garage installation.  I have tried the flex feature but this only results in a circular bend and not the sprial type result i seek...?

       

      Any help gratefully received.

        • Re: Rolling up a shutter door...?
          Jeff Mirisola

          If you just want it to be rolled/unrolled, and assuming you've extruded from the side profile, create two configurations. One where it's straight (unrolled) and one where it's a spiral (rolled).

          Now, if you want to have fun, create a part that represents one section of the door and then build an assembly. Mate the assembly to a sketch that represents the rolled up spiral and then you should be able to actually open and close the door.

          • Re: Rolling up a shutter door...?
            Chris Michalski

            You might be best to model them as individual pieces like it is actually built and hinge them together.  Then you can draw the spiral and use a path mate to constrain them in an assembly so they move as you desire.