I am pretty much junior in Solidworks, so I'd really need your help.
Does anyone know how could I create a rope around other part, x-tied? As shown at the image below
I've tried also with 3D sketch, but unsuccessfully.
Tamara, I put together a quick mock-up of your assembly with the string ties. I built the string using 3 3DSketches so that you can see how I developed it in each case.
The 3D sketch in the assembly basically finds the shortest distances for the strings so that they look taught.
The unabsorbed 3D sketch in Part3^making rope.sldprt is basically linework traced the string path over the assembly sketch. Since I was going to make this as a single swept feature, I added a little bit of space where the string crosses itself at the apex. Sweeps fail if they intersect themselves, so it's hard to get that string-mashed on string look.
The 3d sketch abosrbed by the sweep feature is just a fit spline created from the trace path. Read up on fit splines.
Solidworks isn't really designed to model soft, force-deformed bodies like string and fabric. You should see what people go through to make convincing wire wrapping. that being said, there are always ways you can refine your work to acheive the desired effect and don't underestimate the convincing power of textures. It all comes down to how many minutes and kilobytes you want to spend on the solution.
hm, the image dissappeared:)
I've attached it.
You would have to use a 3D sketch to create a path, and then create a sweep along that path.
Tamara, if you're having a hard time creating the paths as 3D splines, try creating them as rectangles and then create fit curves on them.
Yes, I couldn't make it with 3D splines because I cannot coordinate it well. Splines turn out to be all over the place Could you please elaborate a bit more on creating them as rectangles? Didn't do that yet.
Rather than trying to simply sketch them as splines, First try creating points in a 3D sketch at each point where the "rope" will intersect the model. Then start a new sketch and use a 3D spline to "connect the dots".
If you can upload your file, it might help as well.
Thank you very much for your answers and effort.
Unfortunately, I cannot open Solidworks file because I have SW 2010.
Will try with fit splines.
I might come back with questions.
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