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Help needed trying to create threads


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Hi, i'm a Pro/E newbie and would really like it if someone could list
the exact steps in using the Helical Sweep command for creating
threads on a shaft. I've searched the forums and internet for a
tutorial and info on making threads with Pro/E but cannot seem to find

I'm using a student version of 2000i. Here's a pic of my project. I'm
trying to put threads (5/16 x 24) on the end of the crankshaft.

Thanks for any help.

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Good for you! Just as a note, standard practice is to just use a cosmetic thread feature. It has about 1% of the overhead of the helical sweep but it doesn't look near as cool.


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Thanks dr_gallup, i tried using the cosmetric thread feature but it
didn't seem to work for me as well, must have been doing something


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The cosmetic thread is used for simplified representation of screw threads in drawings. It is nothing more than a surface representing your thread dia/length. If you want your model to look pretty, then you have to use the helical sweep.