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rnanj001
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how to Make a coil cord cable model when it is folded

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12-05-2012 08:20 PM

Hi,

 

I am trying to make a  model of coil cord cable (looks like phone cable) in the autodesk inventor10. I know to make a model of the coil cord when it is straight, but how can i make the coil cord model when it is folder. Any help will he up much appreciated.

 

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Ravi

Hello Ravi

I was looking to do the same thing in Autocad 2015 and found a way that is fairly simple that provides good results.  Make a helix of the desired radius and height.  While making the helix , after entering the top and bottom radius, enter "T" for the number of turns and enter 1.  You want only one turn of the helix of the desired radius and height.  Then just copy the one-turn of helix and connect and rotate each piece until you have the entire cord shape.  Select all and "Join" the pieces creating a continuous spline.  Draw a circle of the desired cord thickness and do a "Sweep".  You should have a nearly perfect cord.


jhugler wrote:

Hello Ravi

.... Autocad 2015 and found a way that is fairly simple that provides good results.  .....


This is the Inventor forum.  It is much easier in Inventor.  I hope it did not take the OP 2 yrs to figure out how to model the part.

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Mark.Downes
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Re: how to Make a coil cord cable model when it is folded

12-06-2012 12:37 AM in reply to: rnanj001

Hi,

 

Their is a way to "Fudge a look-a-like", but its is only a Fudge as it

squashes the coil out of true shap.

 

Make a coil in the straight length,

Create a new sketch and draw a line through the coil that "touches the model" (Important, or it won't work)

Use the bend tool command.

 

Again, this is only a quick "look-a-like"

Hope this helps

 

Mark

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JDMather
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Re: how to Make a coil cord cable model when it is folded

12-06-2012 04:07 AM in reply to: rnanj001

This question has come up here many times in the past.  A search might turn up solutions.

Attach the file of what you have attempted so far.

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Re: how to Make a coil cord cable model when it is folded

08-21-2014 05:00 AM in reply to: rnanj001

Hello Ravi

I was looking to do the same thing in Autocad 2015 and found a way that is fairly simple that provides good results.  Make a helix of the desired radius and height.  While making the helix , after entering the top and bottom radius, enter "T" for the number of turns and enter 1.  You want only one turn of the helix of the desired radius and height.  Then just copy the one-turn of helix and connect and rotate each piece until you have the entire cord shape.  Select all and "Join" the pieces creating a continuous spline.  Draw a circle of the desired cord thickness and do a "Sweep".  You should have a nearly perfect cord.

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Re: how to Make a coil cord cable model when it is folded

08-21-2014 05:36 AM in reply to: jhugler

jhugler wrote:

Hello Ravi

.... Autocad 2015 and found a way that is fairly simple that provides good results.  .....


This is the Inventor forum.  It is much easier in Inventor.  I hope it did not take the OP 2 yrs to figure out how to model the part.

Please mark this response as "Accept as Solution" if it answers your question.
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