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    3D Helix rotated.jpg
    An example of a 3D coil created using the HELIX command.
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    Yes, you want to change to the 3D Modeling workspace.

    On the Home tab > Draw panel click on the black arrow to the right of the word Draw. In the drop-down section you'll see an icon that looks like a spring/coil. Click on that to start the Helix command. Use the following (bold text) as your inputs....

    Command: _Helix
    Number of turns = 3.0000 Twist=CCW
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    Specify base radius or [Diameter] <3.0000>: 3

    Specify top radius or [Diameter] <3.0000>: 3

    Specify helix height or [Axis endpoint/Turns/turn Height/tWist] <1.0000>: 12
    When you're done come back here, tell us what you see, then we'll give you further instructions.
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    ok Remark thank you for all your replies, i need to hit sack as it is getting late. i will try to google myself on how to use the helix command and get back to you tomorrow if i encounter any problems. thanks.

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    ok sure, thanks alot for the step by step guidelines. i will catch you guys tomorrow hopefully hahaha.. till then take care..

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    Just when it was going to get interesting. Oh well....good night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by autocat View Post
    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?
    You might check your library for a book like Gieseck, et al Technical Drafting.
    The inside diameter (ID) is the largest cylinder that would fit through the center of the spring.

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    Thank you so much sir. I was download all of your files.

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    I'm sorry for the late reply. I have followed your steps and i think i only see a circle

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    Quote Originally Posted by autocat View Post
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    I'm sorry for the late reply. I have followed your steps and i think i only see a circle
    You should go into a different perspective view, say isometric, as what you see is not always what you get. You may have gotten it right, just hard to tell from top view. Or you can use the ORBIT command to go into your 3D modelspace and take a little look around.

    I just noticed you've got the viewcube displaying up in the right hand corner, go ahead and click on one of the corners and take a look.
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    yea i see a spring now.. Thanks Dadgad for the tip..

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