I can model the spring with two hooks by drawing the skech. I want to mirror the hook.
step 1, mirror hook 'body' about mid plane of spring
step 2, mirror new hook body about 'right' plane to position it correctly relative to the helix.
step 3, 'delete body' on the hook body created in step 1
At this point the work is done unless you need to 'combine' these 3 separate bodies into a single solid body. So far I can only get them to combine by reducing the wire diameter enough to eliminate the interference that exists between the hook sweep feature and the helix sweep feature.
Thanks Robert for your answer. İt worked well.But I could not combine the bodies( two hooks and the spring body) as sw says it is impossible to combine these .not important sir.because I could already model by sketching the two hooks by giving dimension. I was wondering if the mirroring was possible or not. I am uploading the new file with spring again.
If you mirror the 'body' instead of the 'feature' it will mirror for you. Getting them to combine into a single body will be the next challenge.
AttachmentsSpring with hook_mirrored_twice.SLDPRT, 1.47 MB
Hi Robert, thank you for your answwer, but I am using SW 2012, I think you have modelled SW new versions like 2013 etc 2014-2015.I can not open you file. Would you give picture from your SW by step ? thanks.
What you need to do is mirror the hook twice and save the twice mirrored hook as a new part. Then constrain as needed. I did this in Inventor with ease.
If you want to solve the multi-body issue, modify the definition of Helis/Spiral1 to have a pitch of 10.1 instead of 10.
With a value of 10 for pitch, and a wire diameter of 10, the sweep is always in contact with itself and does not solve correctly as can be seen by the many edges along the coil. That should be one smooth continuous model face.
A similar condition exists with the 3D sketch path for Süpür4. If you make the first arc tangent to the helix, it will flow a bit better. Right now the arc is horizontal, ideally it will match the helix angle.