I am trying to create a tube by sweeping a circle along a spline. I read many of the previous discussion threads on the topic but I still have some issues.
I first created my spline and transformed it in a polyline (some people recommended to do it). Then I created the circle. Finally I sweep the circle along the path.
The issues are the following:
1) when I look at the tube using the 2D wireframe mode, I can see that the primitives are not completely regular. In some points there are weird intersections and I don't know how I can fix them. Any hint?
2) I hoped the tube was solid. However, when I exported (as .IGS) it and see in another program, I realized that it has only two circular caps at the extremities of the tube, but inside it is hollow.
I tried to transform it in solid or mesh or whatever, but it always gives me an error, saying that the object cannot be converted.
I think I am missing some fundamental step.
I hope you can help me. Thank you in advance!
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Sweep along a spline would do just fine, no need to change to polyline.
Test this drawing to see it still stay as a solid.
thank you very much for your kind reply.
I used your sample and it works exactly like mine.
If I cut it tranversally in a random point along the tube, the section is a circumference, not a filled circle.
Only the two extremities of the tube have filled circular sections.
i hope you can help me.
It reads only ACIS (.sat, .sab), IGES, STEP Pro E, Inventor, CATIA, VDA, inventor, DXF.
It is a program for biolectromagnetic simulations (XFDTD Remcom).
Maybe use REGION command to turn the circle to region and then SWEEP.
and you can also try ACISOUT command to get the .SAT file format.