In this SolidWorks tutorial, I will show you how to model a spiral spring in SolidWorks. Spring steel is a low alloy, medium carbon steel or high carbon steel with very high yield strength. This allows objects made of spring steel to return to their original shape despite significant bending or twisting. But how can you draw a shape like a spiral or spring in SolidWorks? This is exactly what I want to show you today.
In this tutorial you will learn how to use the following features:
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Open a new part with model units set to millimeters
Go to: File > New > Part
Create a Helix / Spiral
Go to Insert > Curve > Helix/Spiral or click on the Helix/Spiral icon
Select the Constant Pitch option
Set the Pitch length to 20 mm
Set the number of Revolutions to 8
Set the Start anlge to 180 deg
Select the Clockwise option
Create a 2D sketch
Select the Right Plane and create a sketch by clicking on the 2D Sketch icon
Create another circle
Go to Tools > Sketch Entities > Circle or click on the Circle icon
Create a circle somewhere on the Right Plane as shown in the picture
Connect the Circle sketch with the Spiral Sketch
Select the midpoint of the circle, hold down the Control key and select the Spiral sketch
Click at Pierce
The circle is now connected with the Spiral sketch
Change the diameter of the circle to Ø10 mm by clicking on the dimension button
Click Right Mouse Button > Select to finish the circle
Click at the Sketch button in the upper right corner to close the 2D Sketch
Create a Swept Boss/Base
Go to: Insert > Boss/Base > Sweep or click on the Sweep icon
Profile : Select the blue Sketch2
Path : Select the pink Helix/ Spiral1
Congratulations, you just finished your own Spring!
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It doesn’t need to take years to learn how to model (complex) products in SolidWorks. You don’t need to labor over boring theory. Learning SolidWorks can be faster, more fun, and easier than you thought.
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