Hi, i'm trying to use the solid-works (2013) piping feature, but unfortunately i couldn't find a 0.25in fitting to start my piping route. I've also attached a photo showing what i want to do.
I need to prep this for fluids analysis. The liquid comes through the blue line into both blocks and leaves through the red line(parallel connection). I thought solid-works might have a feature where we can draw a 3D sketch and convert that in to a pipe, but i was unable to find such thing.
Thanks in advance for your help.
Use 3D sketch along with weldment.
ya, i tried that too, but the default pipes available in weldment is too big.
You can change the size of a weldment after creating it. Use a 3d sketch to get the shape of your pipe. Apply weldments. Edit the sketch feature of the weldment and then resize your pipe. Also start of with a larger initial sketch and shrink that down to your desired pipe length and diameter.
See images attached.
If you still can't do it send the part to me and I will gladly help you out quickly.
Answered with a tutorial: https://grabcad.com/tutorials/solidworks-piping
Wow, that was easy... Thanks. i didn't that you can change the size.... It helps a lot.
ANother option would be to use a 3D sketch and profile to create a swept boss/base. Essentially this is how the structural member function of Solidworks create pipes and member anyway. This way you can create any profile along any path.
If you do not know how to create a swept boss/base feature using a profile and path let me know and i'll upload a tutorial for you
Ya, thats the way i did it before seeing your first comment. Thanks.