I am trying to redo some prints and I need some help on how to create the attached picture.
I have tried coil but that did not work.
If you look carefully, you can tell that whoever modeled the part in the picture just fudged it. That's not actually a coil, it's just a bunch of concentric circles.
but coil (with spiral chosen as the type in the coil size section) works just fine..
Simple sketch the cross section of the strap then use coil to create the spiral and then add your ends/holes as needed
It could be created (correctly) in Inventor using the Coil command and curve driven pattern (I would only create the holes that can actually be seen.
Attach your Coil feature attempt here.
If you attach your ipt file here - I can demonstrate using your geometry.
I have not tried to create any feature patterns on coiled surfaces on any recent releases so I thought that recreating your drawing might be fun. It was a little more challenging than I thought it would be but here it is. If you would like I will email you the .ipt but it does have like 700 extrusions in it.
Nice job! To eliminate the bazillion extrusions, why not supress all those instances not seen in the middle?
P.S. Nitpicker's note: you forgot the anchoring tab in the center.
... but it does have like 700 extrusions in it.
I got 351? You have more coils than the original?
If you roll up the EOP and zip is it still over 1.5Meg?
(if so, wait a couple of days to give the OP a chance to try arriving at solution)
ok I have manage to create the coil using the sprial .. mad at myself for not figuring that out.
putting the holes in is know seems to be tricky.
Carl.. can you email me the ipt file?
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