I use tubing in inventor, I always attached tube to whatever fittings I am using and everything is fine but if something gets moved that the end of the tube loses its contraint I'm ready to jump off a cliff!
Is there any way to get the end of the 3D sketch contrained to the fitting again?
Up until now I have always had to deleted the route and started over. Inventor Pro 2014
I inherited this assembly from another user. In making some dimensional changes the pipe runs have now errored.Not having ever taken any training courses in T&P, my knowledge is just based on simple straight forward runs.
This on the other hand is bit more complicated. As you can see from the image I have this one run that has errors.My question is with the violation, is there anyway to pinpoint exacty what the violating member is?
I'm just getting started using the Tube and Pipe environment for some of my work, and I've got what I'm hoping is a simple question with a simple answer. In the picture attached I've got a 1" pipe dropping down into a 8" pipe which I've disabled because it's a standard part right now and I want to replace it with a tube & pipe run. The thing I seem to have the hardest time doing when routing my pipes is aligning/offsetting my nodes with existing geometry in the assembly. In this case I want the end of the 8" pipe to be 12" offset from the centerline of the 1" pipe, and for the 8" pipe's centerline to be 12" below the bottom of the mezzanine's I-beam (as the standard part it is now). What's the best way to do this in the Tube and Pipe environment?
I tried "Include Geometry" from the "Create" panel but that only lets me create planes, which won't work with offsetting from the 1" centerline. However, SOMETIMES (it's a big sometimes) ALL of the options in the "3D Sketch" tab are available. When that's the case, I can go to the "3D Model" tab and create workpoints, axes, and planes. Sometimes, though, they're not all available, and I'm not able to place anything but planes. How I can change it so I can always use all the geometry of my assembly?
Also I'd like to know if constraing fittings and point-snapping routes to my assembly geometry in this way is the best way to do Tube and Pipe routes. Will doing this allow my routes to update if the assembly changes?
I have just completed an assembly and in this assy. I have a tube and pipe run. The original frame holding this pipe was 1m*1m*2m. We are now building a smaller unit with the same design. The pipe run is exactly the same except for the pipe diameter.
I tried to save as the pipe run to a new name and change pipe diameter but it gives me this error seen below. Do I have to make the whole run again? If i change run I have now to what I need for smaller frame I lose original sizes for first frame size.
Problems encountered while saving the document.
Save failed because the following files have been modified and must be saved together with Cooling_Skid_Type_I.Tube and Pipe Runs.iam:
Inventor Tube & Pipe can output ISOGEN files (*.pcf) for manipulation into piping isometrics via 3rd party software. I have done this and the pcf format is very poor on detail that it contains about each fitting. It required hours of manually re-writing the pcf file to get it to produce a result that was "good enough".
The Alias Isogen tool is rubbish - it crashes often, it does not make the changes that one has told it to etc. etc.
I eventually found Autodesk Plant 3D has an amazing piping capability (but it is 2D pretending to be 3D - so it cannot save as parametric solids) - however - it produces great piping isometrics. On studying the pcf from Inventor vs the pcf from Plant 3D for equivalent routes it is clear that Inventor is years behind in their piping functionality.
1. Does Inventor have plans to e.g. make their pcf compatible with Plant 3D so that we can process isometrics in that?
2. Any handy tool to manipulate pcf's to add e.g. welds, supports, notes, insulation, bolts, nipples/sockets/weldolets etc. to produce a comprehensive iso drawing?
I am having a problem changing my tube sizes. Basically when I create a new route and populate the route, I want to be able to change the size without adding hundreds of sizes to the library. So I right click on the tube and select change size. The when I select a different size and select apply nothing happens? I push update and still nothing happens?
When I try to change the tubing size again it shows the size that I change it to but the tube doesn't visually change? I have noticed the same with the hose. What I also noticed is when you change the size on pipes it does change. How it is possible to change the piping sizes by right clicking on it and select change size when this function doesn't seem to work on the tube and hose?
If I have a "large" tube with a series of holes along it, say 9mm diameter...
I have another component (an 8.9mm solid cylinder) which should be inserted in those holes......how is the best way of doing it?
I thought about adding a work axis in each hole, but can't find an easy way of doing even that!So how would you do it?
If I make a hole in a rectangular block it all works out, the toroid appears and I constrain the small 8.9mm to the axis of the hole in the block.That does not seem to work with holes in the large tube.
Recently faced this problem- trying to start up Tube and Pipe option in Assembly, it seems to start loading and then Inventor doesn't respond anymore. I can't really tell when this problem started to appear. But at some point I was able to start it up after some ettemps and restarting Inventor, but now that doesn't work.
I tried to delete Registry file VERSION 18, like it is written in this thread: URL....I am running Autodesk Inventor 2014 on a Windows 7 64 bit.
I am creating two sizes of flexible hose in an assembly. One is 2" and the other is 1 1/4". In my hurry, I did not change the style for the smaller hose. Now both hoses are 2". I have tried to change the style but it does not update. I created the 1 1/4" style by copying the 2" style and change the diamter. Office Laptop specs:
I did a course a few months ago and the teacher said something about how you can draw a solid and tell it to convert it to RHS (for example) by clicking on the edge and using a tool. I can't quite remember it, and can't find the tool to use either- very frustrating. I hope this makes sense- if it doesn't I'll try more of an example.
Extrude a profile to be a 1m2 cube. Identify that the four top edges and four vertical edges are 25mm RHS and this new object becomes the base and legs to a really simple, boring table. If that doesn't make sense I'll have to try again.
I have published a "custom" tube size to content center, but I am curious if there is a way for the tube size to be added to the existing library?? (not sure how to explain) Frame Generator has 4x3x5/16 and I would like 4x3x3/8 , in the ANSI AISC HSS(Rectangular) Library. Do I have to actually create a custom part and publish or is there a way to add this tube size to the library, nothing is changing except one parameter, which is thickness...
I just realized I pointed to the wrong library, it is the one directly above the red box - ANIS AISC (Rectangular) not the HSS one.
I was trying to create Aircraft pilot tube using inventor and got the problem of internal tube designing in the connector section. Please see the attached files.
I am having problem designing the internal part of the end connector section where the internal tube from the probe goes up bends and connects to a tube with end connector via an accumulator. (as shown in the picture attached - Pitot.tube_abnormal.procedures-1_A300-600_Prunep.55)
I have an assembly that features tube and pipe, flexible hose to be specific. If I create a Positional Representation in the assembly file that moves the connecting components to different locations, the tube and pipe assembly updates appropriately, and the hoses find their new routes when that view is active - in the assembly. Now, when I go to make a drawing of this assembly and bring it in, and I try to create a view of the assembly using this alternate Positional Representation, it will not display the alternate tube routes, only the original. The components update and move to their new locations and orientations but the hose will not budge / update / adjust, no matter how many times I try rebuilding.
One thing I notice, though, is that if I have the assembly file open, and I switch to the alternate representation in the assembly, the drawing will properly display the alternative tubing routes. Is there any way to get both views on the same sheet?
I have a problem when it comes to saving the flexible hoses I have made in the tube and pipe module of 2012 pro.
after making the hoses on my particular assembly, and trying to save the whole assembly, none of the hoses will save, please see attached image, I have found that on another model it would save the hoses, . the error message is in the screenshot.
I've created a 3d sketch with the run of the tube on it but when I click "Derived Route" although the full 3d sketch is highlighted bugger all happens. There's nothing in the "Included Geometry" folder.
Is it because of the material? I've set it to a "Tube With Bends" and set my default radius.