Vex Solidworks rubber bands CAD

I’m trying to CAD rubber band intakes like those in Turning Point, does anyone know how to make the rubber bands in Solidworks?

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you’ll probably have to create your own parts. you could try making a hollow cylinder the shape of your roller, and then cutting away big gaps in it until you’re left with rubber band like strips.


Thats pretty smart actually, I’m gonna try that out

Another suggestion, make a cylinder, do a sketch on the flat side and extrude to remove any of the gaps that are supposed to be between the bands and shell the component to the thickness of the rubber band.

Edit: Other way around


I made this a few years ago using a sweep extrusion.



that’s actually a really good idea thanks