SOLIDWORKS Part Reviewer: Helical Washer Tutorial

Picture-RegularHelical Washer: When creating the helix feature, the number of revolutions has to be less or equal to one. A helix feature with a revolution larger than one will cause the flat pattern to overlap on itself causing an error in SOLIDWORKS. From the sweep feature, the edges are extracted to be used for the creation of the sheet metal. The 3DSketch boundaries extracted from the sweep feature will be used as curve boundaries for the lofted bends.

Download: Helical Washer
Complexity: Basic
Features: Helix Feature, Sweep Feature, Lofted Bends 


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DraftSight Download: In conjunction with DraftSight, Dassault Systèmes’ 2D CAD product, the 2D drawing(.dwg) file of the Helical Washer is now available for download here.


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