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Drawing 3D Thread using helix / sweep

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johnwalter

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 Drawing 3D Thread using helix / sweep
11-07-2012 05:45 . pm | View his/her posts only
Hi there

I have searched through and found various answers to the 'how to draw a 3D thread'. I followed the tutorial on helix and then sweep - BUT I cannot get it to produce more than 3 full threads. I then have had to copy and paste the thread across to get more turns.

Also - how do I turn this into a solid. The tutorial says that you just produce a cylinder inside the thread and use the union command. I try this and it will not union them and when I try a subtract command later to remove a flat from the thread, it does nothing...

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

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MKKCAD

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12-07-2012 09:59 . am | View his/her posts only
Post Last Edit by MKKCAD at 2012-7-12 10:10

Maybe your original shape wasn't closed.
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