I'm routing tubing (sanitary) and i want to drop in elbows. Anyone have any experience with a situation like this?
yes very possible, i used to do it all the time. I used swagelok fittings for example. setup 2 cpoints and a rpoint as usual, drag and drop like any other routing component. use shift+arrows to rotate into position.
Just to be clear (and not being a butthole ) in a tube route, not a pipe route.
yes tube route. although i used this method with threaded elbows as well, example from mcmaster carr
im starting to get optimistic, let's hope it stays!!
So if you run a tube route, let's say a square made of round tubing (impractical but it helps the visual). You're saying you can drop an elbow in place of one of the 90 degree bends.
yes. just delete the arc in the 3d sketch and it will create a point where the two lines meet, then drop an elbow on it. used to do it all the time. dont get to use routing much anymore though...
sorry to keep bothering you dude, but "no is workie". That's what i've been trying to do! I've even tried to change the bend radius of the tube to match that of the elbow... no workie. I'll give it another shot.
BTW - thanks for replying!
No worries, here to help. i dont have routing at the moment so i cant post much. post a screen shot. i assume u are trying something like this:
u need to delete the arc. in routing sketch the arc goes away and the end points come together to form 90 degree corner. then drop elbow
Just to make sure that the i's are dotted and the T's crossed, the elbow you try to insert does have the corresponding diameter mentioned on it's Cpoints that equals the outside Ø of the tube ?
Man the notifier on this website is dropping the ball, i never received notification of this reply, sorry Peter. Yes, the elbow does have the corresponding diameter on its Cpoint.
Concerning not noticing it sooner (if you don't mind me using an Autralian idiom), no worries.
Had a couple of days off so I didn't see your reply until today.
Does the elbow you are trying to use also have an Rpoint?
If I'm not mistaken to be able to drop an elbow on a route one needs the elbow to have an Rp and not only the two Cp's.
Here is an example.
1/2" Tubing with radius.
After removing the radius.
With the fittings inserted.
I have attached a copy of the files.
yes, exactly how i used to do it.
u can also start a route, drop the elbow and it will create a stub, drag the line whereever and at the endpoint of the line drop another elbow and the route will continue.
It's not really clear to me from the pic. Where did you put your route point?
If you mean to start the route, I started it from the male connector (transparent part) in the lower right hand corner. All the other routing points are part of the union elbows. Once you delete the bends (that's why it is showing the error in the second pic) all you do is drag and drop the union elbow to the sharp corner. It should snap into place.
We may be saying the same thing differently, but i'm asking you where did you put Rpoint1 in the fitting?
It looks like the intersection of the two axes.
You want the routing point to be in line with each of the connection points. The connection points need to be 90° apart from one another. You should be able to open the elbows in the zip file and see. I think the last time they were saved was 2007.
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