Imagine the following part:
A steel tube, 1.00 square x 72 inches long. A series of five holes
drilled all the way through on the front face, and another series of
three holes drilled through on the top face. Then, the tube is formed
to a radius of 100 inches (axis top to bottom... front & back faces
I'd like to model this in a way that is easy to change as
count changes. Here's what's important:
Tube true length (the true arc length of the tubing after it's formed
Number of holes (both on the radiused face and on the top (flat) face)
I'm fine with creating the tube and setting up variables for arc
radius, but the holes give me a problem. I'm not sure of the best way
put those on--the ones on the radiused face.
An option that I like would be to model the tube straight (before
then bend the model on the radius. I'm not sure how to do that... I
with sheetmetal tools, but it didn't work. If I did it that way, I
show a drawing view that's the unbent tube w/ all dimensions, then a
secondary view of the curved tube.
So, anybody here have advice on a good way to do this? Anybody want
model something quickly? I appreciate your help/advice. Thanks...
18 years ago