I am working on creating some sanitary elbows and I am new to solidworks routing. My company use tube for the most part and we do not bend the tube. I tried using solidworks routing for tubes, but found it limited because I did not have the option to work with tube elbows separately. We weld the tube fittings to our tube assemblie. To do this I have jury rigged the piping portion of solidworks to accomadate the different tube and tube fittings. Then I changed the schedule property to wall thickness and the specification to weld grade of material. I am working on creating a tube butt weld elbow that is longer than a standard tube elbow (short elbow). This elbow has straight tangents on the end. I have not been able to get solidworks to recognize this geometry. Has anyone had any success with this type of fitting? Attached is the fitting I am attempting to use.
Note: the file attached has the tangents set to .001" because I would like to combine the short and long elbow configurations into the same file.