how to make and simulate rope in a winch in solidworks

is anyone that can help to simulate a rope ?

1 Answer

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.