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Re: Curved pipe with constant cross section

Posted by Chloe Archambault at November 26. 2019

I'm trying to create a pipe with a constant cross section along a path. A have defined a disk as the base object and a wire as the path. I use the standard pipe construction tool which, according to the documentation should create the pipe such that "the angle between the normal vector to the base shape and the tangent to the path wire remains constant at any point of the given path".

Yet, when the pipe is generated, this is not respected. The base object doesn't turn along the path to follow the path's tangent such that the cross section doesn't remain constant along the path (see image below).

 

Re: Curved pipe with constant cross section

Posted by Christophe Bourcier at November 29. 2019

Hi,

it seems your path is a wire made of several edges (polyline ?). Try to define the path as an interpolation instead (3rd mode of curve creation).

Christophe

Re: Curved pipe with constant cross section

Posted by Chloe Archambault at December 02. 2019

That worked. Thank you. The second type of curve (Bezier) also worked. It seems that the path has to be an edge object rather than a wire for it to work.

ChloƩ

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