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Does anyone know a simple way to draw a 3d machine screw without using Machine Design? I'm only using fundamentals

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Use the sweep command.

Quick example in v2010 attached.

In 2012 the object is more stable and the drawing faster after you add the threads to a core. (for some reason the sweep cannot be converted to a generic solid). I can't remember if the solid engine switch happened before or after 2010 so it may behave better (or worse) for you.

If you double click the threads in design layer-1 it will be clear how the sweep is created.

Design layer-2 adds a solid core to the threads and is easier to deal with.



Edited by michaelk

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