Is there a method I can use to apply a tube profile to an entire, complex 3D sketch, so that the profile can be altered easily for optimization.
I've been trying to develop an accurate model of a large circular tube frame (dia 2m), that was designed for holding a number of components around its arc. I'm having trouble optimising it due to the time it takes to alter the frame (essentially to rebuild frame).
Initially I created a 3D sketch for a quarter of the 2 main hoops and swept a standard iso tube profile along it.
I then used individual 3D sketch lines to connect the nodes for the other truss elements.
I then created perpendicular planes along these lines, and extruded a standard tube profile "upto next" to join these to the hoops.
The result is attached.
Is there a way I can create the entire frame as a wire frame and apply a profile to the sketch.
Any help would be greatly appreciated