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phillip.ramsdale
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Drawing a Retractable canopy

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10-24-2013 08:49 AM

Im trying to draw a basic version of something like the picture i have attached.

 

Like you see on a boarding bridge for a plane. I dont need any of the mechanisms or the exterior but is there a way to draw a canpoy like this that can retract and expand? 

 

The one in this image in expanding downwards but i want to move mine left and right about 35 degree's each way.

 

Im trying to make it move like say the nexk on a straw. flexible but heavy duty!

 

like this http://static.ddmcdn.com/gif/bendy-straw-a-1.jpg

 

 

Phil

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Re: Drawing a Retractable canopy

10-24-2013 09:14 AM in reply to: phillip.ramsdale

http://inthemachine-autodesk.typepad.com/blog/2006/11/make-it-adaptive.html

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phillip.ramsdale
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Re: Drawing a Retractable canopy

10-24-2013 09:21 AM in reply to: mcgyvr

This is exactly what I'm after thank you. 

 

Where the image is moving in and out, is there a way to to make one side of the bellow move out and the other compress?

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Re: Drawing a Retractable canopy

10-24-2013 09:33 AM in reply to: phillip.ramsdale

phillip.ramsdale wrote:

 

Where the image is moving in and out, is there a way to to make one side of the bellow move out and the other compress?


Probably.. Its all about how you dimension it to make it adaptive like that

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Mark.Downes
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Re: Drawing a Retractable canopy

10-25-2013 04:53 AM in reply to: phillip.ramsdale

Hi Phil,

 

Here is another example of flexible bellows around an arc.

You can use the slider to drive the angles.

 

Hope this helps

Mark

Inventor 2013

 

 

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Mark.Downes
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Re: Drawing a Retractable canopy

10-25-2013 04:57 AM in reply to: Mark.Downes

Sorry, heres the attachement :smileyembarrassed:

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GSE_Dan_A
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Re: Drawing a Retractable canopy

10-25-2013 05:40 AM in reply to: Mark.Downes

:smileylol: 0-2! It's ok its Friday!

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Mark.Downes
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Re: Drawing a Retractable canopy

10-28-2013 02:59 AM in reply to: GSE_Dan_A

Oh man, was I having a dippy day on Friday.

I simplified the bellows in this version as I had a loft that wasn’t needed.

 

Hope it helps

Cheers

Mark

Inventor 2013

 

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Mark.Downes
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Re: Drawing a Retractable canopy

10-28-2013 03:07 AM in reply to: Mark.Downes

I don't know why, but I cant attach the inventor file?

 

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Mark.Downes
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Message 10 of 13 (575 Views)

Re: Drawing a Retractable canopy

10-28-2013 04:48 AM in reply to: Mark.Downes

ok, lets try the old "Switch the computer off and on again"

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