I'm trying to wrap a heater wire (32AWG .0080") onto a cylinder that is .095" in diameter in a helical pattern. I'd like the wire to be an actual wire so that I can use the routing and harnessing tool. I set the offset on the wire tool to .0040" (half the wire diameter), but am unable to place points on the cylinder. Do I need to create reference points along the entire length of the cylinder to be able to place the 3d points for the wire?
Coil a helical surface.
Curve driven pattern of points.
Now create your wire with RS.
Thanks for that. I guess my original question is faulty. A coil won't work because the shape of the points is not neccesarily a perfect helix. Coil only does a round shape from what I understand, you can't specify a path. I'm wrapping a set of stacked cylinders. See attached INV 2010 part for the shape I wish to wrap with work points in a "helical" shape.
How would one do this?
3d intersection curve.
BTW - you might install the Service Packs.
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