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    Hi guys, firstly my apologies if i posted in the wrong section of the forum.

    Can i ask how to draw a spring that is wound from 8mm diameter wire with an inside diameter of 22mm, the standard for a spring consist of one and a half turns at each end and the center lines throught each side. Springs are normally wound and then ground at each end to give a flat surface for accurate seating. (this is taken from part of a question)

    It will be great if there are step by step guidelines for me to follow as i am still quite a newbie to autocad.

    I am currently using autocad 2011.


    Thanks alot

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    You will want to learn the line and trim commands along with offset and array commands. Tangent osnap will also be needed.
    Any technical drafting textbook I have seen has a bit on springs (check the Fasteners chapter).

    Go ahead and do what you are able to get done (even if not correct) and attach your dwg file here.
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    Draw the spring in 3D using the HELIX command then use the FLATSHOT command to generate a top and front view.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReMark View Post
    Could you not just use the HELIX command to create the spring in 3D then use the FLATTEN command to obtain the 2D view?

    would seem easiest to do it as a solid and then do a solview and a soldraw.
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    Ah....Daniel....I changed my approach. See my previous post.

    Or there is this....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReMark View Post
    Ah....Daniel....I changed my approach. See my previous post.
    even easier
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    Quote Originally Posted by JD Mather View Post
    You will want to learn the line and trim commands along with offset and array commands. Tangent osnap will also be needed.
    Any technical drafting textbook I have seen has a bit on springs (check the Fasteners chapter).

    Go ahead and do what you are able to get done (even if not correct) and attach your dwg file here.
    Hi Sir, thanks for the quick reply. Unfortunately my autocad textbook doesn't have the chapter on springs
    May i know inside diameter of 22mm is from which point to which?

    Thanks

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    HI Daniel & ReMark thank you for the quick reply.. Although i have attended 6 lessons of autocad, i am still not that good : if you don't mind can you teach me how you guys do it in a simpler way? I am eager to learn all kinds of method to further improve my skills and knowledge in autocad.


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    Do you know how to change your workspace?
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    do you mean the top left corner button 2D/Annotation, 3D Basics, 3D Modelling, etc...?

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