I created a bunch of routed piping with the default weld elbows, but I now need to switch the elbows to threaded, is there an easy way to do this or will I need to recreate the piping? I am using Solidworks 2014 Premium.
Have you tried to change the Pipe in the Route Properties Manager (RMB on Route)
select the Pipe and the appropriate elbow file.
if this does not work for all, you can do this for ea. individual Ell.
I didn't see your question until now so no doubt you figured something out.
If you however haven't then may I propose the following :
- edit the route
- select the bend sketch that is made by the elbow
- right mouse click on it and selecting "elbow angles" (see screenshot)
Now you'll be able to either choose between making it a bend or default elbow, you select default elbow,
now comes the essential part
next you change the radius of the bend slightly and exit the edit route mode
you'll get the usual window popping up where you'll be able to either use the default elbow or browse to the elbow of your choice
This way you have control over each and every elbow in your route, it does mean though that you have to change them one by one manually
Hope this helps
Have a nice one
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