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Modeling of Cable or Tubing Tie-Wraps

Question asked by Robert Rhea on Oct 1, 2010
Latest reply on Oct 21, 2010 by Robert Rhea

Has anyone ever been sucessfull in modeling a flexible tie-wrap? In other words, I'd like to have a "flexible" part with routing points in it for 2, 3, or 4 flexible tubes that will adjust in size to fit around each tube. The example shows 2 tubes tie-wrapped together, but I also have places in this assembly where 3 or 4 tubes are tie-wrapped together. I also need to do this with wires and cable harnesses. Is it possible to allow the sketch to adjust and use tangent constraints in the assembly to change the size of the tie-wrap according to the tube or wire size? Maybe make one part for 2 wires or tubes, one part for 3 wires or tubes, etc. If someone has already created a tie-wrap that can do this, it would be great if you could share it so I won't have to create one as well.


Thanks for your help,