how to make and simulate rope in a winch in solidworks
1. Sketch the profile (circle with rope diameter)
2. Sketch the rope centreline (use a helix for the rope around the drum), 3D sketch might be helpful.
3. Use a Sweep to turn 1 & 2 into a rope.
4. Apply (from the right pane) Appearances > Miscellaneous > Pattern > Screw Thread to get a rough appearance of wire rope.
5. Adjust the mapping in "Edit appearance" to align and size the pattern.