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What is the best way to control the minimum distance between two 3D Splines?

Question asked by Dan Pihlaja on Nov 9, 2017
Latest reply on Nov 9, 2017 by Ned Hutchinson
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Basically, I am creating a routing of tubing on an assembly of mine.  I know the tubing outer diameter and I have 2 3D splines that are encroaching on each other as they go from point to point.

 

Is there an easy way to add a control to control the distance between these 2 splines?

 

The closest that they come to each other is just under 6 mm and I want them to be at least 8 mm apart.

 

Right now, the only controls that I have on them are coincident constraints on the end points of the splines and tangency constraints between the splines and the lines I want them tangent to.

 

Edit: I did do some editing on the splines with the tangency and got it to where I want it.  But the question stands.....how can I control distance between 2 splines?

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