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How do I create a view with a hidden bend?

Question asked by Matthew Morona on Apr 17, 2014
Latest reply on Apr 17, 2014 by Christopher Estelow

Hi I am just trying to create a veiw of a bent tube in which the bends are both on the same plane so that a thid bend in a completly different direction can be defined in the drawing file for manufacture. I did not draw this part but if I had I would have made the two bends on the same origin plane, one potential solution I have tried is to create a reference plane that is in tangent to both clyindrical surfaces as shown in the attached image, is there a way for solidworks to recognise the point at which it is possible for both surfaces to be in tangent to each other? if so this would produce the veiw I desire.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Matthew Morona.

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