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How do I flip pipe direction?

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metalspiraldesign
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How do I flip pipe direction?

I created a sketch and applied the Pipe function, switch the parameters to triangle instead of circle.
How do I change the direction of the triangle?

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Message 2 of 9

unfortunately, you cannot change the orientation of the triangle or square profiles in Pipe.  The best approach is to add another sketch, and use Sweep, if you need more flexibility.


Jeff Strater
Engineering Director
Message 3 of 9
mavigogun
in reply to: jeff_strater


@jeff_strater wrote:

unfortunately, you cannot change the orientation of the triangle or square profiles in Pipe.


 

That sucks.   Sometimes I get the triangular Pipe oriented the way I need it, others not.   When a tool only works for the designer occasionally, it becomes a design liability -like an unreliable rung on a ladder or gimp knee, to be depended on only at the users peril.

 

FYI: if using Sketch features to guide the Pipe, the apex may be flipped 180 degrees by  selecting the features while viewing the source from the "back" side.

Message 4 of 9

If using Sketch features to guide the Pipe, the apex may be flipped 180 degrees by selecting the features while viewing the source from the "back" side.   That was the solution for me, anyway- or, as suggested above, lofting a profile.

Message 5 of 9

@jeff_strater That is disappointing. The pipe tool is almost perfect for doing quick engravings from an SVG but adding a simple angle control and/or adding an optional orientation reference would make it perfect. The user could select an axis or plane to use as the 0 degree reference then select an angle with respect to that reference. It would still be much faster than using the sweep function but would still allow enough precision. Thanks!

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@mavigogun That's a good workaround, thank you. Unfortunately it won't work if the plane that the sketch lies on is not parallel to one of the origin planes. I think adding a selectable 0 degree reference plane or edge and adding an angle option would make the pipe tool perfect.

Message 7 of 9

Construct > Plane at angle > select any straight line on your sketch > create a plane 180 degrees rotated from original sketch plane

 

Create a new sketch on this new plane and project the geometry you wish to use for the pipe into this new sketch.

 

Use pipe on this new sketch geometry and the triangle will be flipped.

Message 8 of 9
qkarmark
in reply to: mikecotting

@mikecotting @metalspiraldesign 
Did you try this work around?

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JDMather
in reply to: qkarmark


@qkarmark wrote:

@mikecotting @metalspiraldesign 
Did you try this work around?


@qkarmark 

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