How to design the rope in SolidWorks ?
I'm not that expert, But here is a solution by me. Hope this helps.
Answered with a tutorial: https://grabcad.com/tutorials/how-to-design-the-rope-in-solidworks
I made a rope, but I want it to follow a path. What's the best option? The path contains part of a circular curve, and it transfers via a sharper corner to a straight piece of rope, on both sides. It kind of looks like a cabinet handle.
I tried sweeping the rope-profile and twist it along the path, but SolidWorks can't do it, because it needs a smooth path to do that.
I also tried building it by bits, taking sudhir's rope as a start. This failed because I can't get the parts to mate properly and I have no control of the distance between the starting and ending point.
To make myself more clear, I added both files (&assemblies) that I used to create the rope, so 1 created with sweep along path, but it can't twist it along the path that I want, and 2. created by adding Sudhir's pieces together.
Hope you can help.