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How to draw an Acme Screw

How to draw an Acme Screw

How to draw an Acme Screw

Does anyone knows of a tutorial or a good explanation as to how to draw a 3/4 diameter and #6 thread ACME SCREW in SoliWorks?



RE: How to draw an Acme Screw

Search for "thread" under keyword search. The subject has been around a long time.

RE: How to draw an Acme Screw


   Any thread, when you draw it, is nothing more than a helix.  Read the SolidWorks help on helixes.

   The Machinery's Handbook will tell you what an ACME thread looks like.


RE: How to draw an Acme Screw

The thread will not be accurate if you draw a trapazoid in the normal plane.  If you want accuracy, you need to draw the threads in the axial plan which is a big headache as well.

RE: How to draw an Acme Screw

Just draw in the profile and create a pattern based on the pitch.  It looks good, and is quick and easy to do.

If you do a helix, it uses memory and takes time for the part to rebuild, load, etc..  It is also more complicated.

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