Greetings people who have probably forgotten more about Inventor than I have learnt!
I am beginning to work with tube and pipe runs, at this stage I just want to do a hydraulic hose run with no fittings. 1 section needs to pass through a length of conduit that includes a "hump" in it.
At first I thought I could use the parallel with edge that I had used in the tutorial to get the hose to follow the conduits profile, but it dosen't seem to be an option for the hydraulic hose.
I am battling to find much in the way of resources on tube and pipe runs in general, so if anyone knows of a good starting point please point me in the right direction.
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So, what exactly is the part you attached? The conduit you need to follow? It's hard to suggest a routing method without seeing at least a screen shot of the assembly.
Tube runs are a bit more difficult to route very specifically, because of the flexible nature of them. It's been a while since I've worked with any, but I may be able to do some digging later after I get some paid work off the desk (It is Monday, I should at least look lime I'm working ).
If you can post the assembly or at least some shots of it, it might help suggest a routing idea.
You can just see the blue conduit running along the bottom and the hydraulic motors to the right.
The end of the run, the beginning is much the same.
Close up of the "hump"
back view, showing other side of the connector through fitting, and the pipes from there on.
Snap your pipe run to the centers of the rounds at both ends of the elbow and both ends of the tube. (6 places)
It will not conform to the hump just yet.
Make sure you are in a true side view, and add points to the path, then adjust the points untill the path is centered in the curved portion of your conduit tube.
If you remain in a true side view, the points will not move in the 3rd dimension.
a compound bend is a bit harder, you then have to adjust the points in 2 views.
tyring to do this in an axo view will cause hair loss.
Very good description, I haven't had time to play with it yet. Sounds like great advice!
Flexible T & P uses a polyline, as stated you will need to create many anchor points to fix your run. You will need a number on each end to "Straighten out the line after the bend. Switching to a "side" view will help with placement of the "grounded" points. These can be easily moved by RMB on each one, select the 3D move and a "triad" will appear. Select the end point and drag.
It looks like this is going to work. Working on a definate face view does the trick, I must just keep my hand off my space pilot.
Now if I can just figure how to change my hose diameter I'm there. I can see all the diameters in my content centre library, but not on my runs. I'll get there one day..
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