If possible, please could you provide me with some direction with routing. I would like to create some flexible tubing routes to represent my pneumatic piping. I followed a tutorial I found on Youtube, however, I did not end up with a flexible tube that will work. I then also compared my tube to the solidworks tutorial parts and tried to duplicate the same parameter names, design table setup, etc. yet mine will still does not work for a route.
When I select my tube for use in the route, the “Base configuration” shows up blank as you can see in the image below.
However, when I select the default solidworks tube, the base configuration field is populated and I am able to create a flexible tubing route.
Please note that I am not using proper routing fittings as the design library does not contain the festo fittings we use. I am using our standard festo library fittings which have not been configured as routing fittings (As I do not know how to create them). It seems that even though I am not using routing fittings, a flexible route can still be created using the “Start at point command”, provided I am using a properly configured tube part.
Please can you provide me with some information where I am going wrong. I have attached my custom tube for you to have a look at.