I have a question, can we coil a coil in nventor?
If I have a coil or spring, the I want to coil that coil/spring around another axies, can I??
I use Inv.2012
Thank you in advance
Search this forum. There have been a number of threads over the last several years dealing with this problem. I'd try using the Bend tool, I think. I'm not sure whether you can bend more than 360°, though. But be aware that this is going to be a resource hog-- helices are really math-intensive. If you don't need a functional model, you might consider using a textured appearance instead, kind of like the cosmetic threads that Inventor uses on screws.
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A better way is with an Excel formula of points to generate a sweep curve.
In Inventor 2013 you can enter the formula directly (unfortunately I don't know it by heart - a search should return the forumla to use).
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