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Routes and elbows

Question asked by Mohamad Farhan Jasni on Oct 25, 2010
Latest reply on Oct 26, 2010 by Mohamad Farhan Jasni

Hi all,I'm new to SolidWorks routing and still trying to figure out how everything works.

 

My question is how would you go about drawing a route to insert elbows, for angles other than 90 deg?

 

This is ok for a 90deg elbow, but to insert a 45deg elbow or a 22.5 elbow, I would have to draw two lines angled at 135deg or 157.5deg respectively (Refer to attached pdf).

 

Is there a 'proper' way to do this?

 

This only works for me when I select 'Prompt for Selection' under Bends-Elbows in Route Properties;I would be prompted to look for the part file at the particular bend.

If I select 'Always Use Elbows', an angled pipe section appears where an elbow should be.

 

I've compared the drawing parameters I used to model my elbows (BendAngle, BendRadius etc.) to the sample elbows in the drawing library and they all seem to be in order.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Btw,I'm using SolidWorks Premium 2010 SP4.0.

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