14 Replies Latest reply on Dec 6, 2013 2:47 PM by Feroz Mahomed

    Spool a strap around a barrel

    Jeffrey Bourque

      Hello All

      I am new to the forums and new to solidworks although I have been trying to pratice often.

      I have a design idea that I am trying to simulate.

      Basically it is a variable inductor that is created by two barrels with a 1/4" wide strap anchored on one end to one of the barrels and anchored on the other end to the other barrel.

      The strap is wrapped around one barrel as a start point with it spanning over to the anchorer point of the other barrel.


      For discussion purpose:

      Barrel A is made from insolated material and Barrel B is metal.

      As the strap un wraps from barrel A it wraps around barrel B.

      The inductor value now get smaller and smaller as it wraps the strap from A to B barrel.


      I do not want someone to just give me a working file although seeing a simulation and a explanation on how it was done would get me started.


      Any suggestions on how to do this?


      Thanks all

      I attached a Picture as example