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edwaugh
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Creating a wire loop between two connector pins

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09-27-2011 02:59 PM

Hi all,

 

I'd like to use the Cable and Wiring tools to model some fibre optics. I can see how this could work well, being able to set and check for the minimum bend radius. However, I'd also like to include a loop of greater than minimum bend radius between the two connection points, we tend to do this to reduce strain on the fibres. Does anyone have an elegant solution for inserting the loop?

 

Thanks very much

 

Ed

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JDMather
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Re: Creating a wire loop between two connector pins

09-27-2011 03:13 PM in reply to: edwaugh

Can't you just drag the spline (node)?
Can you attach sample files?

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Re: Creating a wire loop between two connector pins

09-28-2011 01:55 AM in reply to: JDMather

Hey,

 

I gave this a go and it does work, would be nice if the splines would automatically limit to the minimum bend radius rather than me manually adjusting them tho.

 

Thanks very much

 

Ed

 

 

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Re: Creating a wire loop between two connector pins

09-28-2011 04:35 AM in reply to: edwaugh

I think what you want can be done with the piping (tube) rather than wire/cable.

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