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mackenziej17
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Help making a roll of tape?

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03-28-2012 05:45 PM

I have to make a roll of tape in Inventor, but I'm not too familiar with/used to the program. It's the small invisible adhesive tape, like the kind you'd find in office. So far, I sketched and extruded the plastic part the tape gets wrapped around, which is basically just a small tube. I also have a rectangle that's really long for the actual tape part, and that's extruded but very thin. they're both made as standard.ipt files. I opened a standard.iam file to put them together using constraints, but I'm not exactly sure how. I have the edge of the rectangle on the outside of the circle, so I just have to wrap it around. I'm assuming I just bend the rectangle (tape) around the circle (plastic part), but I don't know how to do that. Can anyone help me out with this? I feel like it shouldn' be that hard of a task for me to do.

Thanks in advance!

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JDMather
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Re: Help making a roll of tape?

03-28-2012 06:13 PM in reply to: mackenziej17

Use the Coil command with Spiral option at part level.
You can also drive a parameter for a linear section if you want to make it look realistic.

 

Attach your assembly here.

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