Inventor General Discussion

Inventor General Discussion

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Animate adaptive tube (flexible tube) and pipe route with inventor studio

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04-02-2013 09:21 PM

My question is whether or not inventor studio can animate a flexible tube route that was created in the tube and pipe route environment.


I've got hydraulic hoses going to hydraulic cyclinders. the cylinders are attached to a crankshaft so the cylinders move throughout their cycle, thus the hoses move and the hose path changes. 


When I drive the constraint which dictates the cylinder position (crank angle) the hoses and fittings from the adaptive pipe route do not update until I stop driving the constraint.


then in Inventor studio, I try to animate this constraint (crank angle) and it will not update or animate the crank angle, even though I could drive it earlier.


Any ideas?


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Re: Animate adaptive tube (flexible tube) and pipe route with inventor studio

04-03-2013 01:44 PM in reply to: rmeyer3

No, the adaptive tube run, is really just a "Sweep" of a profile along a 3D path. Just an adaptive part within a sub-assembly that can only update after the move has been made (like hitting the up-date icon).

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