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noodle_snacks
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Drawing an Auger

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04-28-2005 04:05 PM
Hey,

How can i use AutoCad or AutoCAD mechanical to draw a large auger? Do i need to use an autoLISP script from somewhere or is there a built in function?
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JDMATHER
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Re: Drawing an Auger

05-02-2005 07:36 AM in reply to: noodle_snacks
2d or 3d?
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noodle_snacks
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Re: Drawing an Auger

05-02-2005 11:57 PM in reply to: noodle_snacks
I want a 3d model with 2d plans. Normally i wouldn't bother trying to draw screws and threads etc, but it is a key part of the drawing.
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Re: Drawing an Auger

05-03-2005 08:05 AM in reply to: noodle_snacks
>How can i use AutoCad or AutoCAD mechanical to draw a large auger? Do i need to use an autoLISP script from somewhere or is there a built in function?

You probably need MDT or Inventor. AutoCAD and Mechanical are not really 3D modelers. There are a few 3D "helix" and "spiral" lisp routines for ACAD floating around, but I have not seen particularly good results. Try a search on these terms to find them.

Do you have some specs for your auger?
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Re: Drawing an Auger

05-03-2005 02:34 PM in reply to: noodle_snacks
I don't have the specs for the auger yet but i do have autocad inventor. At a guess it would be about 150mm in diameter and 2000mm high, unsure about actual thread
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Re: Drawing an Auger

05-04-2005 06:32 AM in reply to: noodle_snacks
>i do have autocad inventor

The program is Autodesk Inventor not Autocad.
When you are ready to give it a try you might want to post the specs at the Inventor forum:
http://discussion.autodesk.com/forum.jspa?forumID=78

This isn't exactly what you are doing but is related. Check the Worm.zip
http://discussion.autodesk.com/thread.jspa?threadID=401568
Pull down the red End Of Part marker (usually referred to as EOP). Doing a coil is fairy trivial in Inventor.
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mooresk257
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Re: Drawing an Auger

05-04-2005 12:17 PM in reply to: noodle_snacks
OK, what about 2d then? In AM 2005? This is a good topic. I have a project coming where I'll need to draw an auger-like object.
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Re: Drawing an Auger

05-05-2005 05:08 AM in reply to: noodle_snacks
5 minutes work
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Re: Drawing an Auger

05-05-2005 05:09 AM in reply to: noodle_snacks
5 minutes 5 seconds work
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