The Helical Sweep option is used to create helical swept features. You have to define a trajectory that will revolve along an axis, a pitch value, and a cross-section to create a helical feature using this option. The distance of the trajectory from the center line defines the radius of the helical path and the length of the trajectory defines the length of the swept feature. The main use of this option is to create the helical springs and threads. When you choose the Helical Sweep option from the Insert menu in the menu bar or when you choose the Helical Swp option from the ADV FEAT OPT submenu and choose Done
The Constant option is used to create a helical feature with constant pitch
The Variable option is used to create a helical feature of varying pitch. While using this option you have to define the start pitch and the end pitch, you can also define a pitch between the start and the end point of the helix.
The Thru Axis option is used to create a helical feature around a axis.
Norm To Traj
The Norm To Traj option is used to create a helical feature perpendicular to the sketched trajectory.
The Right Handed option is used to create a helical feature in which the section is swept in the Counter clock wise direction from the start sketch.
The Left Handed option is used to create a helical feature in which the section is swept in the Clock wise direction from the start sketch.
Following are the steps through which you can make a spring
- helical sweep
- select plane
- make centre line
- make a line parallel to centre line at some distance from it
- enter pitch
- draw a circle where you see two lines intersecting each other at angle of 90
- If error enter a new pitch or decrease circle diameter
Last Words !
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