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Notch of a curved pipe

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04-08-2011 07:36 AM

Hi,

 

I'm trying to notch a curved pipe with another pipe and its giving me many problems because I can't select it. What can I do to work it out?

 

Thank you.

 

 

 

1. Copy Object as Surface cutting object face and Split part or Sculpt

(Attach the two parts and iam if you can't figure it out - don't need the entire assembly).

 

2. Derived Component combine.


cinim wrote:

I couldnt do as you said in the first part, because each pipe is one separate body and you can't edit them. I tried combining them then doing it aswell, but I can't for the same reason.


You don't understand my solution because I didn't supply enough detail.
Attach your files here.

Hi cinim,

 

Use this option, as rdyson mentioned:

Autodesk Inventor Delete Face Trim Solid.png

I hope that helps.

Good luck with all of your Inventor pursuits,

Curtis

http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

If done correctly with the selected options, the Split tool works. See below:

 

Tekni002086.jpg

 

If I open the trimmed tube, this is what you should see before the surface is turned off. 

 

Tekni002087.jpg

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Re: Notch of a curved pipe

04-08-2011 08:15 AM in reply to: cinim

and another small question, is there a way to make the frame one whole body, apart from the beginning?

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Re: Notch of a curved pipe

04-08-2011 08:34 AM in reply to: cinim

1. Copy Object as Surface cutting object face and Split part or Sculpt

(Attach the two parts and iam if you can't figure it out - don't need the entire assembly).

 

2. Derived Component combine.

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Re: Notch of a curved pipe

04-08-2011 08:54 AM in reply to: JDMather

I couldnt do as you said in the first part, because each pipe is one separate body and you can't edit them. I tried combining them then doing it aswell, but I can't for the same reason.

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Re: Notch of a curved pipe

04-08-2011 08:56 AM in reply to: cinim

cinim wrote:

I couldnt do as you said in the first part, because each pipe is one separate body and you can't edit them. I tried combining them then doing it aswell, but I can't for the same reason.


You don't understand my solution because I didn't supply enough detail.
Attach your files here.

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Re: Notch of a curved pipe

04-08-2011 09:35 AM in reply to: JDMather

thanks so much, because I was stuck there in my thesis and i need it get proper results from ANSYS

 

I hosted the file here: https://www.yousendit.com/download/UFh1SkhUY1NCSnBFQlE9PQ thanks once again.

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Re: Notch of a curved pipe

04-08-2011 12:58 PM in reply to: cinim

Mr Mather, I kept on trying because I don't agree on the easy way out, and I managed to trim it or split it, but how do I delete the unwanted parts of the tube?

 

Thank you for your guidance.

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Re: Notch of a curved pipe

04-08-2011 01:06 PM in reply to: cinim

The Split command has options to Split AND delete.

 

See below:

 

Tekni002085.jpg

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Re: Notch of a curved pipe

04-08-2011 01:14 PM in reply to: cinim

Surface>DeleteFace>Select Lump

Might be what you need

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Re: Notch of a curved pipe

04-08-2011 01:14 PM in reply to: Dennis_Jeffrey

First of all thanks for the reply, any help is appreciated

 

I tried doing that, but it seems that still the pipe won't really trim. the construction lines are perfect and everything, but when i open the pipe alone, it is still as it was before.

 

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