Jump to content
Jessica28

3d squiggly line autocad mep 2015

Recommended Posts

Jessica28

I'm trying to draw a squiggly line to look like a wire and extrude it in 3d. What's the easiest way to do this if it can even be done with autocad mep 2015?

 

Thanks, Jess

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ReMark

You might try extruding (or sweeping) a circle along a spline.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Jessica28

I'm playing around with what you mentioned (and I will keep at it) but I'm not having much luck so far...I am able to get the spline drawn the way id like it shown in 3D but now im just trying to get the extruding part figured out...Any tips on extruding or sweeping the circle along that line? It hasn't worked thus far.

 

 

Thanks, Jess

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ReMark

Did you use the "path" option?

 

Without seeing what you are doing I'd just be guessing. Here is something I did using the Spline and Sweep commands.

 

BTW...I have no knowledge of how MEP works. I use plain AutoCAD.

 

FireWire.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hertz hound

ReMarks way is the only way I can think of doing it. You may also want to try a 3-D poly line

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...