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twist rectanglar tube

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12-24-2013 06:06 AM

Hi,

Im trying to reproduce the part attached. Its a rectanglar alumin tube. .320 x .180 approx an inch long.

I tried lofting 2 sketches but the result does appear like  the attached image.

What command should I be using?

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Hi!

 

Example Attached.

 

 

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Re: twist rectanglar tube

12-24-2013 06:25 AM in reply to: WILLIAMF

Hi!

 

You can use Loft to achieve that. You have to edit the transition rails.

 

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Re: twist rectanglar tube

12-24-2013 06:31 AM in reply to: ccarreiras

Yeah I thought it had something to do with the rails.

A simple loft does not achieve what I want. I will give it a try. Thanks

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Re: twist rectanglar tube

12-24-2013 06:35 AM in reply to: WILLIAMF

Hi!

 

Also in Conditions, chose Tangent for both.

 

Check it!

 

1.png

 

2.png

 

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Re: twist rectanglar tube

12-24-2013 06:38 AM in reply to: ccarreiras

Thats it

You need to use point mapping I beleive

Correct?

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Re: twist rectanglar tube

12-24-2013 06:49 AM in reply to: WILLIAMF

Hi!

 

Deselect Automating Mapping, look at the picture.

 

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Re: twist rectanglar tube

12-24-2013 06:54 AM in reply to: ccarreiras

I got the general idea, just need a little practice.

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Re: twist rectanglar tube

12-24-2013 06:59 AM in reply to: WILLIAMF

Hi!

 

Example Attached.

 

 

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Re: twist rectanglar tube

12-24-2013 07:02 AM in reply to: ccarreiras
thanks Carlos
that is very helpful
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