9 Replies Latest reply on Nov 11, 2011 4:28 AM by Greg Hynd

    Creating a metal tube

    Luke Harris

      Hey guys. i am currently in the process of trying to produce a curvy metal tube, that would essentially be bent fro one tube of metal.

      As i am such an amatuer on solidworks i am finding it rather difficult to figure out the best way to go about this? if you take a look at

      the image below you will see how i have formed the general guide of the structure by joining sketches on various different planes. Obviously

      the outcome i desire is for the joints (e.g. the one at the bottom left) to be consistently curvy (thus representing a bent tube). Obviously as i have joined the sketches from

      different planes i cannot add a radious. What is the best way to achieve a curvy tube?

       

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      Thanks in advance

      Luke