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I drawed two lines connected by two arcs. The arcs were not drawn in the same plane (I had to change my UCS to draw the second arc.
I want to sweep a circle over the complete path. I cannot seem to join these 2 lines and 2 arcs. Therefore, when I want to sweep, I actually have to sweep the same circle over the 2 lines and 2 arcs separately. This was done in the right side of the drawing.
Is there a way to connect all the lines into one single line, so that after sweeping it looks like I created a single seamless pipe, and not 4 pipes put together?
Pedit and Join doesn"t seem to work here.
What am I doing wrong?
autocad can unite line ONLY if they are in the same plane. you have to unite step by step - first lines in one plane, then to change UCS so already united part and next one 'to be united' get in same plane etc.
I've swept a line-arch-line circular tube.
It was a polyline in the beginning so it only took one sweep, but i still get lines where the curve start/stops.
How do you make that all one smooth continous tube?
sweeping on 2 different curves and then unite mightnot work because autocad sill start second sweet at different ucs and you will end up with serious gap. you have to use united polyline as a sweep line only. try 3dpolyline, might work. i usually do those things in inventor and then export into autocad
You can join all the lines/arcs that share a common UCS into a single polyline and sweep, but the arcs are drawn on different planes (UCS) so there's no way to make that sweep path a continuous object. 3DPolylines can't contain arc segments, so that's not likely to work either.
There are some lisps that help automate this, but I haven't seen one that will make a single continuous solid out of your geometry in a single pass.
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