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Modeled threads

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11-26-2013 08:44 AM

Does Inventor actually model threads? That is, would it produce a usable male or female thread if 3D printed?

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Re: Modeled threads

11-26-2013 08:46 AM in reply to: tmccar

Hi tmccar,


I think this Exchange App add-in is currently the best way to do this:


I hope this helps.
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Re: Modeled threads

11-26-2013 08:49 AM in reply to: tmccar



Yes. You can use coil  tool


or sweep tool + helical curve (3d Sketch).


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Re: Modeled threads

11-26-2013 02:35 PM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack

Thanks - does this work in LT also?

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Re: Modeled threads

11-27-2013 07:02 AM in reply to: tmccar

The problems I found with the using the coil is the the sketch had to be slightly smaller than that actual book pitch of the tread or I got an overlapping error, as well as that it can sometimes be difficult to correctly align the threads in an assembly even when there created on the same plane.


Other wise this method give a an excellent modeled/cut thread.

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