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Unfoldable spiral-helix sheet metal in Inventor.

A - answer With a spiral curve and an iLogic macro you can create a spiral-helix sheet metal (worm, screw) in Inventor and then unfold this 3D part. The procedure is illustrated in this video:

(co-author of this tip: Wili)

An alternative way for irregular helixes Tip 9300 (in Czech).

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5.2.2014    2071x  
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See also:
Tip 9038:Double helix - twisted pair in Inventor
Tip 8832:Bent coil (helix) in Inventor.
Tip 6650:Break curve at all listed distances (stations).
Tip 6537:How to model a 3D thread (screw) in AutoCAD?
Tip 5321:How to model a 3D spiral in Inventor?


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