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# Making a rectangular spring

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05-02-2012 12:44 PM

I have to make a spring for an engineering class I have yet me nor the teacher know how to make a rectangular spring. So please help me try to make it!

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# Re: Making a rectangular spring

05-02-2012 01:05 PM in reply to: caleb.leftwich93

3d intersection between helix surface and extuded surface

then sweep

attach your attempt here for further instruction.

I recommend that your teacher go through ALL of the tutorials/papers in my signature and especially the Knot tutorial.

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# Re: Making a rectangular spring

05-02-2012 01:08 PM in reply to: caleb.leftwich93

Hi caleb.leftwich93,

Here's an example file that you can look at to see how it's done.

I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
Curtis
http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com

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# Re: Making a rectangular spring

05-02-2012 01:27 PM in reply to: caleb.leftwich93

Here is another example with subtle differences - the key difference is the swept circle is on a plane perpendicular to the start point of the path to ensure the wire cross section is round.

The example isn't perfect using this helxi intersection method - but should be close enough.
If you need closer to perfect - post back and someone will suggest a slightly different intersection for the path.

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