How do I draw this sketch to make a sweep of the component to show the acutal path it will follow?
Possibly look into composite curve or intersection curve, if you have two 2D sketches that you want to 'merge' into one 3D type path. If I'm understanding your intent well enough. You may need to provide more information concerning your intent or expectations.
Do you mean 1 component to follow that path through those 3 positions? It looks like the center component is a different size. At any rate, you can do a sweep with guide curves or a boundary feature. There is a solid sweep, that actually drags a solid through a path. But I haven't had good luck with it, and it's only for cuts. If you wanted to try that, you'd have to do it like a mold.
Is the first pic a 3D sketch?
If you give us a model with the pipes in position, there is surely somebody that will come back with what you need.
The more info you post the better the replies
The first pic is a 3d sketch, and what I need to do is show a web path that goes around the tubes.
Draw the cross-section of the web and then sweep along the path you drew. If you can't get what you want by playing with the options, add guide curves to the ends of the section.
Also, if you post it here, somebody can jimmy the curves you drew to make it work out.
Probably one of the hardest things that I'm having troubl with is to have the spline follow the path around the tube and go to the 90 degrees
One thing I just thought of is.....
After you're done positioning your pipes in an assembly, you could add a cut that cuts through all the pipes and then insert a new part and in a 3D sketch environment use the cut surfaces to choose the proper radiuses, then link the radius sketches with a tangent straight line etc... that would be the path you need
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