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tungkims
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How to draw J-hooks?

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06-17-2013 07:57 AM

Hi everyone.

I am newbie and am trying to draw J-hook for Telecommunication Cables.

Anyone knows how to do it?

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smbrennan85
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Re: How to draw J-hooks?

06-19-2013 01:16 PM in reply to: tungkims

I'd suggest creating a basic 3D model and working with that in 3D, but then again I tend to use new technology in an old-fashioned way.

 

Assuming your J-Hooks are bent sheet metal like they appear in the image, follow these steps:

  • Create the profile of your J-hook (a 'J' in this case). Use polylines and make sure they're close.
  • Extrude the closed polyline the depth of the hook.
  • In a 3D view, create a circle for your 3/8" rod, place that where it's located on the hook. Extrude that to the deck/structure it's attaching to.

 

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Re: How to draw J-hooks?

06-19-2013 06:42 PM in reply to: smbrennan85

Thank you for your advice. I will try to do it and let you know soon.

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Keith.Brown
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Re: How to draw J-hooks?

06-23-2013 09:16 AM in reply to: tungkims

You have a couple of options available to you.  I tend to create all of my hangers as mvparts and that is certainly an option.  Just add a pipe connector to where the threaded rod would normally attach.  You can also create the j-hook as a structural member.  You can add the 3D block to the end of a round structural member, in this case the size of the threaded portion of the hook.  You can then add the structural member and the j-hook will be attached to one end of the member.  This will allow you to stretch the threaded portion of the hook to any length you like.


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