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How to draw a 3D spiral in AutoCAD?

A - answer To draw a spiral curve use the 3DSPIRAL function in the SPIRAL.LSP utility - can be downloaded from

If you need a 3D coil (spring) as a solid body (model), draw a circle (or another profile) and extrude it along the 3D spiral trajectory using the _EXTRUDE command. Or use the SOL_SPRING function in the LSP archive as above (sol_spring.lsp).

Since AutoCAD 2007 you can also use the HELIX command.

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applies to: AutoCAD · AutoCAD 2008 · AutoCAD 2007 · MDT ·

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