How to design the rope in SolidWorks ?

I'm not that expert, But here is a solution by me. Hope this helps.

  1. Step 1:

    Start SolidWorks in Part mode.

  2. Step 2:

    Front plane>>Sketch. Draw four circles in each quadrant tangent to horizontal and vertical axis and trim the inner segments towards the origin.

  3. Step 3:

    Extrude it by considerable length.

  4. Step 4:


  5. Step 5:

    Choose the extrude body as flex input and choose twisting type flex.

  6. Step 6:

    Enter an angle value of 720 or whatever satisfies. Click OK.

  7. Step 7:

    Now we have the body of straight rope.

  8. Step 8:

    Again Insert>>features>>flex.

  9. Step 9:

    Select the rope body as flex input and change the flex type to bending and enter a radius value of 50mm or whatever.

  10. Step 10:

    Click OK and we have the rope created.

  11. Step 11:

    In assembly it will be like this.