3d spring drawing can be done using 3 commands
and Sweep command
To Start, we need the following dimensions.
Inside diameter (Diameter of the base should be the same with the diameter at the top)
The height of the spring
No. of turns
In this example, this is the dimensions for the spring
- Inside diameter= 100mm
- No. of turns= 20
- wire diameter=20mm
First type Helix on the command bar
Second, it will ask for the center of the base. Just click anywhere in the model drawing area.
Third, it will ask for the base diameter, top diameter, and height of your spring.
The outcome should be like above picture. if you put the dimensions the same as above.
fourth, set aside the helix spring. and draw a circle(in my example I draw the circle with a 20mm diameter same as below picture).
fifth, use the Sweep command. type in sweep in the command toolbar.
it will ask a select object to sweep. just click the circle and then press enter. then click the helix.
Finally, set your view setting as below.
The result will be like this. see below
please comment below if there’s not clear. thanks.
Try other shapes just for fun…
(triangular profile for the wire)
Thanks for your time to read.