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On catia v5, how do I draw a spring and represent 3d threading

On catia v5, how do I draw a spring and represent 3d threading

On catia v5, how do I draw a spring and represent 3d threading

I have to build a  spring prototype on a rapid prototyper and I try with no success to draw a spring on Catia V5, how do I do??
Also, I would like to represent 3d threading  and after build the part on a rapid prototyper. I use the treading fonction but I don't have the 3d representation, I think that this fonction is for drafting only.


RE: On catia v5, how do I draw a spring and represent 3d threading


in order to draw a spring you gotta use helix function in GSD for exemple, and use the curve as a center and spine for your sweep function.  You can adjust the extremities with other slef made curves.

For your thread you should do the same, Helix curve, thread profil along a sweep surface... It might take some times to build the curves but it works.

Mail me if you wanna some files.

(i use R9SP3).....waiting R10

Have fun,



RE: On catia v5, how do I draw a spring and represent 3d threading


By using the helix command you can also do a taper spring also along the surface. even you can use line command and say angle normal to curve type and you can draw a wrap curve. alos you have a wrap curve command too in GSD

I am using v5 r8


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