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Modeling curves

I want to model spark plug cables from the distributor cap of a mechanically timed electrical ignition system (Delco type) to their fixation points. In my specific application, all cables have the same length, and they shall be perpendicular to a defined plane at each entry point. How can this be modeled? Thanks.


  • robert_scott_jr_robert_scott_jr_ Member Posts: 36 ✭✭
    Hello Jean Daniel. Would https://www.onshape.com/cad-blog/onshape-custom-feature-spotlight-wiring be of any use to you? - Scotty
  • jean_daniel_lebonjean_daniel_lebon Member Posts: 2 PRO
    Hi Scott, yes I saw this, it is interesting and would have served my purpose.
    However, I have one additional constraint. As I have mentioned, all cables shall have the same length from their starting points to the endpoints. With the method that you mentioned, the cable length is a result of the modeling process.
    I have 19 cables (all starting on the same vertical line at a certain spacing) to connect to 19 points distributed on 5 vertical lines (all endpoints being in the same vertical plane).
    I will make a sketch to make it clearer and will send it. Thanks.

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