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    I was wonder how to create a 3d curved surface (ex. a 90 degree pipe bend)


    Thanks in advance, Mfranke

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    Draw a polyline representing the centerline of your pipe. Draw a circle at the diameter of the pipe. Use the sweep command and use the circle as the object to sweep and the centerline as the path.
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    You might want to go through the tutorials in my signature.
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    You could also draw a spline representing the center of your pipe with the bend, draw your circle and extrude the circle using the path option. The path being the spline/center line of your pipe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CADguy209 View Post
    You could also draw a spline representing the center of your pipe with the bend, draw your circle and extrude the circle using the path option. The path being the spline/center line of your pipe.
    This method can give solid entity.

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    u could also use loft to achieve that

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    I would use Sweep.
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    sweep or extrude along a path is the way i would go, if you want an actual pipe then simply draw two circles one for the outer dia and one for the bore, then subtract the inner one to give you tube,

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    Quote Originally Posted by yedan View Post
    ... simply draw two circles one for the outer dia and one for the bore, then subtract the inner one to give you tube,
    Too much work. Sweep region. Can be used over and over again. Create a library of commonly used sizes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JD Mather View Post
    Too much work. Sweep region. Can be used over and over again. Create a library of commonly used sizes.
    making a library is a good idea but you must first do the work to have something to make the library from.

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