Spiral Chute Design Using Sheet Lightning v6 and Pro v6 CAD Software
Sheet Lightning v6 CAD software includes a powerful new spiral chute designer. Once loaded the designer demands no more than simply typing dimensions to generate a complete spiral chute.
It can then be unfolded and printed or exported as easily as any other design. Here is an image of the designer in action:
Fig: Spiral Chute Design in Sheet Lightning v6
Sheet Lightning Pro v6 also includes another powerful spiral chute designer for designing graded chutes that can be defined with entry and exit slope angles, and a mid gradient angle, thus allowing
the chute to drop steeply in the middle but grade out before exit.
To see the feature in action download the demo software and open the command File | New | Create Spiral Chute (see also: Create Graded Spiral Chute). Alter the dimensions, then use the
Unfold command to unfold the sheet metal parts.