Spring end features, SolidWorks

Often you need to create special finishes for coil springs. After you have made a spring using the Helix feature and Sweep, you can easily create a partial revolve at each end of the coil.

Select the face of the coil end and select Revolve Boss.

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Select Face

In Sketch Mode, select Convert Entities.

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Convert Entities

Create a Centerline at the desired location. Mine was made along the origin and vertical.

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Centerline

Select the desired Revolve angle.

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Revolve Angle

In the last two images, the coil is shown before and after the creation of the revolve feature.

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Before Revolve
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After Revolve

 

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