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sbromley
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Curved tube or pipe

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10-25-2012 06:42 AM

Can Anyone tell me how to construct a curved tube/pipe run?

I spent hours on this and it's beyond my limited knowledge.

I've created a 3d sketch with the run of the tube on it but when I click "Derived Route" although the full 3d sketch is highlighted bugger all happens. There's nothing in the "Included Geometry" folder.

Is it because of the material? I've set it to a "Tube With Bends" and set my default radius.

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NicolasXu
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Re: Curved tube or pipe

10-28-2012 08:15 PM in reply to: sbromley

Hi,

 

Did you try Frame Generator, which can generate curved tube or pipe as well? Not sure if it works for your case.

 

Thanks, 



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richiesuk
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Re: Curved tube or pipe

12-19-2013 06:03 AM in reply to: sbromley

is it possible to do it in 2014?

(curved rigid pipe in tube and piping)

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cbenner
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Re: Curved tube or pipe

12-20-2013 05:27 AM in reply to: richiesuk

richiesuk wrote:

is it possible to do it in 2014?

(curved rigid pipe in tube and piping)


As far as I know Tube & & Pipe requires an elbow or branch type fitting at any bend in a rigid pipe route.  Flexible tubing will do such a thing, for example bent copper tubing.  I have never tried this, but I assume you could create a pipe style of nearly any diameter and material.... and as long as it is defined as a "bent tube" style (or whatever Inventor calls it), it would at least emulate a curved rigid pipe route.

 

Interesting, if I have some time later maybe I'll play around with that.

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richiesuk
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Re: Curved tube or pipe

12-20-2013 05:57 AM in reply to: sbromley

Hi,

 

I need curved lines 180degree+

 

please see atached picture.

 

Any Autodesk comment on this pls??? :cathappy:

 

Thanks,

 

Richard

 

180plus degree curved pipe.JPG

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blair
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Re: Curved tube or pipe

12-20-2013 01:45 PM in reply to: richiesuk
I would just do a Sweep
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