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lougalea
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motor windings

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05-06-2013 07:03 AM

I have been attempting to create  motor windings for a small centrifual pump.I found these 2 pictures of windings created with Inventor but i was unable to view them as files.How are the copper wires formed to get the windings like in the pictures attached.

I could only manage the rim in the Inventor file and not the wires

It looks like a wire is created and then patterned but thi looks like a 3D sketch is needed for wire and then circle pattern????

 

Any help with this would be appreciated

 

Best Regards

 

Lou

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lougalea
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Re: motor windings

05-07-2013 08:14 AM in reply to: lougalea

It would be nice if someone could help me with this part..even a guide on how to start

 

Thanks

 

Lou

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blair
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Re: motor windings

05-07-2013 08:20 AM in reply to: lougalea

The best would be to do a 3D sketch and sweep the profile of each winding. You will have carefull not to have a self -intersecting sketch. You might be able to create a fair bit on a single plane depending on how the winding travels from the front outside to the front inside. A work-plane might be able to intersect both long-axis of the winding.

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lougalea
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Re: motor windings

05-07-2013 08:40 AM in reply to: blair

Thanks Blair

 

Would i make a single winding and use circle pattern tool?

 

I can do sketches 2D but never done much with a 3D sketch...I know this a is a big ask but could you do possibly a single winding for me to view.I also understand if you are unable due to being busy

 

Thanks

 

Lou

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lougalea
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Message 5 of 14 (689 Views)

Re: motor windings

05-08-2013 07:10 AM in reply to: lougalea

Hi

 

Anyone willing to create 1 of these wires for the windings

 

Thanks for any help

 

Lou

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SeanFarr
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Re: motor windings

05-08-2013 07:17 AM in reply to: lougalea

I agree that exploring a part in Inventor does seem to be easier and faster to learn modelling techiques, However when one isn't availble or people are too busy to post one, I look around for some good tutorials.

 

For Modelling I start here:

 

http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/content/DSG322/inventor_surface_tutorials.htm

they generally get me going in the right direction,

 

for your need, this tutorial might help:

http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/content/DSG322/Inventor%20Tutorials/Inventor%2011%20Tutorial%207.pdf


 Good Luk!

 

Edit:

 

Forgot to mention that I also look for models that have been uploaded to sites such as GrabCAD, people upload all kinds of models and assemblies. I found this one quickly seaching for Coil

 

http://grabcad.com/library/stupid-coil

 

 

 

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blair
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Re: motor windings

05-08-2013 09:04 AM in reply to: lougalea
I am currently away from the office at Autodesk offices in San Fran. If you post your rotor file IPT ill take a look at it when I am back
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graemev
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Message 8 of 14 (632 Views)

Re: motor windings

05-08-2013 11:49 AM in reply to: lougalea

Something like this?

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lougalea
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Message 9 of 14 (597 Views)

Re: motor windings

05-09-2013 06:29 AM in reply to: graemev

Yes thank you for the Windings file....i did a search of Grabcab and found the attached picture although it is a Solidsworks file...This Windings looks very good....would this be possible in Inventor

 

Thanks for the help

 

Lou

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rdyson
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Message 10 of 14 (586 Views)

Re: motor windings

05-09-2013 06:45 AM in reply to: lougalea

Yes, create one "X" shaped sweep. Circular pattern it and then mirror.

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