Hello, I'm in a bit of a pickle, I'm trying to connect the two pipes (same diameter), but am having a hard time doing so. Could someone offer some advice? Thx in advance:)
Are you trying to make them meet to create a single pipe? Or, are you trying to use some kind of fittings to join the two pipes?
trying to connect them , making a single pipe
If that's the case, try and make one sweep with all of the lines used as your part. In other words, just do one sweep.
You seem to have one 'pipe' that is clearly horizontal to the floor. The other seems to be more a hose or a bended pipe. This latter one should end in a tangent way to the straight one or in a tangent way to the perpendicular of the straight run.
Without knowing the diameters involved, or materials etc. nor the fact if ,as Steve Calvert rightly pointed out, you wanted to use fittings or not it's pretty difficult to point you in the right direction. The mention of diameter is because ,as you well know, it will dictate the size of bend or elbow that will be needed.
The diameter of the pipe is 2cm and it's made from reinforced rubber thus the flexibility, but I'm only making a mock-up of a hydraulic system system so materials, weight etc are not important. That is what I'm having a difficult time doing, getting it to end in a tangent way while at the same time, making the curve which will be created, look realistic
Just to add to Peter and Steve, You don't have a pipe there. You have a solid billet.
Sketch a spline from center of pipe to center of pipe.
Kindly post your file and we can help you much easier.
I just attached the part to the topic, thanks
Also yes it's not a pipe yet, trying to get the to connect
Any particular reason why you didn't use
1 . a 3d sketch
2. the Circular profile option
That way you wouldn't have to define a circle for each and every part and have a lot more freedom to create the curves as wanted/needed.
I'll give it a whirl, cheers:)
Once you have the path the rest is easy, especially if you use the technique described by Peter De Vlieger
I personally do not like to work with 3D sketches, but for a hose path it might just be what you need. Often I will make a few 2D sketches that are much easier to construct and then I'll go into the 3D sketch. In the 3D sketch you can convert entities from the 2D sketches or just make a spline by picking on the points on the 2D segments. This makes for a smooth and fluid path that is very realistic and still constrained to the areas you want. Even making the ends of the spline tangent to the 2D path segments is available.
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