Helix Chute Design Using Sheet Lightning v6 and Pro v6 CAD Software
Sheet Lightning v6 CAD software include powerful sheet metal helix chute designer - a chute with a flat plate/pan base and flat sides. This is an image of the designer in action:
Fig: Helix Chute Designer
Note: Most designs using Sheet Lightning avoid tension in the materials so that the design can be manufactured using rolling and bending methods only. However in this case a certain amount of
tension is inevitable, but if the sheet is thin it can be manufactured by some degree of deformation of the material.
To see the feature in action download the demo software and open the command File | New | Create Helix Chute (see also: Create Graded Spiral Chute & Create Spiral Chute). Alter the dimensions,
then use the Unfold command to unfold the sheet metal parts.