What are the possible features in SW to flattened this pipe in order to get the approximate length for the Bill of Materials?
How can we get the approximate length of a bended pipe
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thanks guys....it gives me more idea to get the exact length without flattening the pipe...if you don't mind guys...
i just want to add some questions just to prove this topic.
Is it possible to make this curve form pipe into a straight one?
Please guys...if you have an idea, kindly send me what features or techniques you may share to prove this..thanks very much..
In 2D. To find the length of a curved surface (s) you require the radius (r) and the included angle (in radians), as in: s = r.theta
Of course solidworks can add them all up for you easily (sometimes making a drawing and dimensioning from there is easier) but the basic relation above is easy to derive and works when you don't have a solidworks handy!