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achupick64
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Twist an Object

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02-11-2013 01:26 PM

Is it possible to twist a bar shape. I have the inventor part file as well as a jpeg file of what the device should look like. Can anyone help me?, is it even possible with inventor or fusion.?

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JDMather
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Re: Twist an Object

02-11-2013 01:44 PM in reply to: achupick64

Yes, use Coil (helix) command.

You attached an assembly file (*.aim).

Assemblies without parts (*.ipt) are useless.

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Re: Twist an Object

02-11-2013 02:02 PM in reply to: JDMather

Here is the whole assembly. How would I set the helix with a slight twist then?

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Re: Twist an Object

02-11-2013 05:53 PM in reply to: achupick64

circle is not centered.  Sketch unconstrained.Unconstrained.PNG

 

Your sketch isn't centered or fully constrained.

 

I don't have Inventor 2012, but I assume this is something like what you are after (I didn't bother to fix the alignment of the plates).

Helix.PNG

 

You will need a flat start and end to match the slots cut square to the flats.

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