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laddo
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Registered: ‎10-19-2004
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Spiral, Coil, Helix?

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10-19-2004 06:21 AM
Does any body know if it's possible to and how to draw a coil i.e. spring in 3D?
*Main
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Re: Spiral, Coil, Helix?

10-19-2004 06:58 AM in reply to: laddo
I think there is a routine on one of the AutoCAD site like CADALIYST if I've spelt it right or AUGI etc... "laddo" wrote in message news:24845697.1098192129826.JavaMail.jive@jiveforum1.autodesk.com... | Does any body know if it's possible to and how to draw a coil i.e. spring in 3D?
*Neil Markham
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Re: Spiral, Coil, Helix?

10-19-2004 04:13 PM in reply to: laddo
Hi Laddo, try this... http://cadtutor.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1463 Neil "Main" wrote in message news:41751d70$1_1@newsprd01... > I think there is a routine on one of the AutoCAD site like CADALIYST if I've > spelt it right or AUGI etc... > "laddo" wrote in message > news:24845697.1098192129826.JavaMail.jive@jiveforum1.autodesk.com... > | Does any body know if it's possible to and how to draw a coil i.e. spring > in 3D? > >
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laddo
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Re: Spiral, Coil, Helix?

10-20-2004 12:03 AM in reply to: laddo
Thanks Neil,

I've tried it an it works a treat!! You don't know of a similar lisp file that allows you to specify the pitch distance instead of the No. of turns though do you?

Darren (laddo)
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Jim AU
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Registered: ‎09-23-2004
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Re: Spiral, Coil, Helix?

10-20-2004 03:01 AM in reply to: laddo
Try this 'un
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laddo
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Re: Spiral, Coil, Helix?

10-20-2004 03:11 AM in reply to: laddo
Looks good but I hate to be a pain!!! I'd like to be able to draw a poly line instead of the shape produced so I can extrude an item along it's path, is that possible?

Darren
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Jim AU
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Registered: ‎09-23-2004
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Re: Spiral, Coil, Helix?

10-20-2004 03:20 AM in reply to: laddo
Use zero as coil width and you can use as an extrusion path
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laddo
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Re: Spiral, Coil, Helix?

10-20-2004 03:45 AM in reply to: laddo
I'll try that cheers, you are a gentleman and a scholar (no idea how to spell that but never mind engineers can't normally spell!!!)

Darren

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