I am struggling with a relatively simple exercise in inventor. I would like to assemble two pipe segments intersecting one another to form a pressure part nozzle, as shown below:
I cannot seem to find a relatively easy method of doing this. I've tried pipe & tube routing but it doesn't seem to have this functionality. Apart from actually modeling the nozzle to have the contour shown above, how would one achieve this easily?
Pipe & tube routing allows one to align these two segments of pipe, but it doesn't contour the nozzle pipe segment to the circumference of the pressure part segment.
Any help with this will be much appreciated.
Thanks so much.
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Providing that the hole in the main body you wish to align the pipe to has been created properly, you should be able to mate the axes together - hole axis and stub pipe body axis. You should also be able to mate the perpendicular axes as well - mate the arc cut (will automatically select an imaginary axis) on the stub pipe to the cylinder axis of the larger component body.
You may also want to place a directional or angular constraint to set the position correctly, but only do this if you don't get the desired outcome.
You might also need workpoints created at the apparent intersection of the pipe surface and axis.