There is a bug!!! SolidWorks does not insert elbows, but forms bend in my route in spite of choose "always use elbows"
What version are you using, what SP?
Does it work sometimes or never? In all sizes or just in some ?
What elbow are you using, who made it and have you checked it and it's design table?
Without additional information there isn't anyone that will be able to help.
I've been using Routing now for 4 years and occasionally it doesn't want to put down an elbow and I know how aggrevating, not to mention fustrating, that can be. However, most of the time it works as it should. If and when it completely fails then it's due to a problem with the design of the elbow itself.
You may be using solidworks tubing. Try solidworks piping. Tubing - Adds bends...Piping - Adds Elbows
There is abug that showes up every once in a while with my projects. It is only on 45° elbows. While you insert them and still are in sketch mode, everything works fine. After a while, it just disapears. you can go back and edit the route as much as you want, the elbow is not coming back, unless you delete the whole line and start over. The strangest part is that this does not affect every single 45° elbow that i have in my assembly. I learn to accept it as a bug since customer service had no solution for it... Just add one more count in BOM and maybe add a couple of lines in piping drawing, and off you go...
I am having the same problem. Mostly with 45 deg elbows, but occasional with a 90.
I had resolved this problem!
In Edit Route mode right click on the bend, click in floating menu on the icon of bend, then click on Elbow Angles an Remove form bend and OK.
Could you please clarify your steps a bit better. I was not able to follow your instructions, since i also still have this problem...
With the route in question loaded :
However although this helps in some cases, it doesn't help in all cases.
When I try this, it deletes the elbow conpletely and doesn't replace it. A step in the right direction I guess....
Could you check your library files to see if your 45deg elbows' bend radius matches your 90deg elbow radius exactly?
I am using the files that came with SW (Sch 40 butt-weld fittings) and my 45 elbows' radiuses do not match the 90s exactly. I am wondering if this is the problem as the 45 deg elbows dont make the default radius SW puts in the sketch.
As long as the bend radius is larger then the Ø of the pipe it should not be an issue.
To clarify, think of this way, not all bends are 1D. You can have 1.5D or larger in 90° elbows and there's no mechanical reason why one couldn't use long radius 90° elbows as well as 45° elbows (who have a shorter bend radius) in one pipe.
I was wondering if the bend radius in the part had to match the fillet radius on the sketch exactly in order to get SW to recognise and match the parts.
When SW auto-inserts sketch fillets, those dimensions match the radius of the 90deg elbows exactly.
The bend radius of a elbow fitting has to be same as the fillet radius of the 3Dsketch. This doens't mean however that every bend radius (or fillet radius of the 3dsketch) in one pipe run should be identical. I have drawn pipe runs with long rang 90° elbows, short range 90° elbows, 30° elbows, 45° elbows all with different bend dimensions.
I don't fiddle around with fillet radius unless there is an issue. The auto-inserted fillets by SW are based on the elbow that you put in as standard elbow when you started the route. So if you change the fitting that you want to use as elbow, the auto fillet radius will change. If all goes well you should be able to change the fillet radius and have it result in opening a window to ask you if it should make bend or use a particular fitting.
Do forgive me if I seem to state the obvious, it's sometimes difficult to judge what is 'common knowledge' and what not.
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