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Animate a Spring with TC17 Pro ?
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* February 09, 2011, 01:50:45 AM
Hello Community,

i am working with TC just about 3 months. Before i worked with CATIA V5 but now i bought TC17 and making some CAD Models. But i have a question, is it possible to animate a spring ? If yes, is there maybe a tutorial about this topic ?


P.S.: Sorry for my bad english, i have to train it again ^^


February 09, 2011, 02:22:46 AM
Hello and welcome to the forum. There are a few methods if you have Animation Lab, see http://forums.turbocad.com/index.php/topic,3039.0.html


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* February 10, 2011, 05:17:08 PM
Hi, This was created with turbocad 16.2 and animation lab5 by 'morphing" a spline to two other splines. I first created three identical helixes and kept one of them the same as the original. The other I edited in edit mode. Then I exploded all 3 helixes. This converts them to splines. You can not animate a helix edit in animation lab. I performed a rail sweep with a circle to the original spline. The animation was then created by morphing. i am not sure if this was what you were looking for.

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