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neatgadgets
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Registered: ‎12-27-2012
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Bend a cylinder

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12-27-2012 01:17 PM

I want to do a simple bend of a cylinder. That is, I have made a 40inch length and want to bend it at several places. 

 

I keep finding a reference to bend part but the tool does not exist in Inventor. 

 

Andrew

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JDMather
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Re: Bend a cylinder

12-27-2012 02:52 PM in reply to: neatgadgets

neatgadgets wrote:

.... but the tool does not exist in Inventor. 

 


 

 

Are you using Inventor or are you using Fusion?

 

In Inventor

Bend Part.PNG

 

But in Inventor or in Fusion I would probably use Sweep to "bend" a cylidrical part rather than Bend Part.

 

Assuming that you are really using Fusion - you might post your question over here

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Inventor-Fusion/bd-p/370

 

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Re: Bend a cylinder

12-27-2012 03:26 PM in reply to: JDMather

Inventor Fusion, so is there a free trial version of Inventor? Thanks I will give Sweep a go. 

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Re: Bend a cylinder

12-27-2012 05:38 PM in reply to: neatgadgets

neatgadgets wrote:

....so is there a free trial version of Inventor? Thanks I will give Sweep a go. 


Yes, search Google for download site (for 30-day trial).

 

Any student over the age of 12 can download free 3-yr student license of Inventor from http://www.autodesk.com/edcommunity

 

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Re: Bend a cylinder

02-28-2014 02:53 PM in reply to: JDMather

Just to follow up on this topic, was there ever a definite anwer for how to bend a cylinder in Fusion 360?

 

I've tried Sweep in Modify, but cannot seem to make it work.  Very simply, I have a hollow cylinder 360 cm in length and would to bend it a specific angle, over a certain distance of the cylinder, at a specific location along the cylindrical axis.

 

Help!

 

Thanks

 

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Re: Bend a cylinder

02-28-2014 02:57 PM in reply to: nziran

this isn't the fusion 360 forum

thats here: http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Get-Help-with-Fusion-360/bd-p/123

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