AutoCAD Inventor :: How To Add Tube To Connectors

Dec 3, 2013

What way do i add tube to the connectors.Should it be added in assembly or as a separate part?

Inventor 2013/2014

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Tube Frame With Tube Connectors?

Oct 10, 2013

I want to build a pipe or tube frame and use tube or pipe connectors to join the pipes.

What is the best way? "Tube and pipe" or "Frame generator"?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Tube Frame With Connectors

Oct 10, 2013

What is the best way to draw pipe frame using "KEE KLAMP" connectors?

Pipe and tube or frame generator?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Calculating Tube Length (not Tube And Piping)?

Mar 16, 2013

I have a question about calculating the maximum tube length. Why do i ask this, because you can just measure it on drawing?

I'm building a parametric model for building simple storage tanks, and the goal is to get a complete BOM out of the model without any difficulties.

I have 4 possibilities of tube positioning on the tank. (see image)

1. A tube that stands in the center of the axis of the main tank.

2. A tube that stands in the center of the axis of the main tank, but under an angle

3. A tube that doesn't stand in the center of the axis of the main tank.

4. A tube that doesn't stand in the center of the axis of the main tank, but under an angle

These 4 possibilities can be flush with the inside of the tank or not.

Is there a easy way to determinate the longest point from the front of the tube? This longest measurement will be the length i need to get into my description for the BOM.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Repair Tube Constraints In Tube And Pipe?

May 27, 2013

How do I repair a tubing constraint?

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

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Creating Series Of Connectors

Oct 24, 2013

I want to build a connector library in Inventor. So I choose to start with the 8STA motorsport connectors.

I build the connector based on parameters and created an iPart. So far so good.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Making Electrical Wires Between Connectors?

Oct 2, 2013

I have 2 pipes with connectors on each end...How do i make a realistic shape wire to go from each connector....there will be a wire between a connector on 1 end of the pipe and it goes to a connector on the end of the other pipe....would this be constructed in the assembly and saved as a part to a folder....also can the wire be made as a part and then placed in the pipe and run as would prefer to either make as a part or create in the assembly and save as a part

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Adding Electrical Cord Between 2 Connectors

Jul 30, 2013

what is the method used to create a electrical cord between these 2 connectors.I want the cord to have realistic look such as bends in the cord.I am afraid i do not know how to perform this procedure. How to make cord between 2 connectors.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Create Ribbon Cable Between Two Connectors

Nov 18, 2011

I am trying to create a ribbon cable between two connectors, but for some reason the ribbon cable starts away from the connector and I am not sure why?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: How To Generate Cable With Wiring And Connectors All Existing Together In Assembly

Feb 21, 2013

I've been creating documentation for cable assembly for many years now and I am trying to determine a way to use the Inventor Cable and Harness feature to accomplish the same detailed drawings as I previously made by hand.  The first thing I notice is that the connectors do not exist at the cable level, even though this is how they will be manufactured.  Is there any way to generate a cable with wiring and connectors all existing together in an assembly that can then be documented in a drawing?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Spikes On Tube

Apr 2, 2013

How to create spikes on tube. I've try several way, but no success. I've try to mate with holes on plate and than to bend half of the plate, but not succeed.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: How To Get Tube And Pipe Add-on

Jun 18, 2012

how to get the tube and pipe add-on? I do not already have it and I have not been able to find much information on how to get it.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Tube Get Hide After Zooming Near It

Dec 29, 2013

> In Inventor , here we see the orange color tube shown in the attached screenshot.

 Attched File : Frames11

> But after zooming it nearby it’s get disappear as shown in the attached screenshot.

  Attched File : Frames12

> One more shocking point is that we open this same drawing on other PC and there it’s display corrrectly.

Any solution for this hide tube. We are using:

Software :  Inventor Ultimate 2014-64 Bit
Hardware : Workstation Dell Precision T3600

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Twist Rectangular Tube

Dec 24, 2013

Im trying to reproduce the part attached. Its a rectangular aluminum tube. .320 x .180 approx an inch long. I tried lofting 2 sketches but the result does appear like the attached image.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Cut Across Bend Around A Rolled Tube

Feb 14, 2012

I'm trying to do a usable and real flat pattern for a laser cut on this type of part and I'm not able to do a cut across bend or other wrap around face feature.

Any method to do such a feature ?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Making Tube Between Two Circles?

Oct 28, 2011

I've been trying to make tube between these circles but I can't figure it out how to make it smooth. I tried sweep too but that didn't work too well. Here's picture of my try without sweep: [URL]

You see that it leaves corners on the back. I would like to have it so it's smooth and has same angle. How should I do it?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Tube And Pipe Errors

Sep 25, 2013

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?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Compound Miter On A Tube

Sep 20, 2012

I have several parts to get cut for one of our customers.

The provided the pdf I have attached, and I need to create and .ipt so we can cut it on our tube laser.

This is getting the better of me on how I would put my work planes in order to get the correct angles.

How to accomplish this?

Lenovo Think Pad
Windows 7 SP 1
64 Bit.
Inventor 2013
ACAD Mechanical 2013

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Tube And Pipe Constraining

May 10, 2013

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?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Copy Tube And Pipe Run

Sep 24, 2010

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:


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AutoCAD Inventor :: Swagging End Of A Tube Or Pipe?

Nov 11, 2002

How to successfully swag the end of a tube or pipe?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Tube And Pipe Design

Oct 24, 2012

I am a drafting instructor who has inventor 2013. Want resources (tutorial, instructional video...) explaining how to use "tube and Pipe design" with inventor 2013.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Tube And Pipe ISOGEN Via PCF

Jan 18, 2012

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?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Changing Tube Size

Nov 6, 2013

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?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Best Way To Insert One Tube Into Another Which Has Holes?

Jul 15, 2013

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 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.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Tube And Pipe Functionality

Dec 13, 2011

Set-up the Tube and Pipe functionality in Inventor 2012.  Apparently it was not installed or configured at installation.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Tube And Pipe Option Can't Start

Aug 12, 2013

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.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Convoluted Flexible Tube / Hose

Dec 4, 2005

I need to model up a convoluted flexible hose as a component part for use in an assembly. What is the best approach to creating this with a realistic and natural look?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Tube And Pipe Style Will Not Update?

Nov 22, 2011

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:

- Inventor Professional 2012 (Autodesk Product Design Suite)
- Dell Precision M6600
- Intel i7-2960XM @ 2.70GHz
- 128GB mSATA SSD (main)
- (2) 750GB drives (non-RAID)
- touchscreen display w/ pen
- Windows 7 Ultimate

Home Laptop specs:
- Dell XPS 17 (non-3D version)
- Intel i7 2nd gen
- 16GB RAM
- (2) 500GB drives (non-RAID)
- touchscreen display
- AutoCAD Mechanical 2008 (Retail License)
- entire Audodesk product line (Student Licenses)
- Google SketchUp 8 (Retail License)
- Blender
- Cinema 4D
- various other design software packages

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Identify Edge As A Tube Section?

Nov 7, 2011

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.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Publishing Tube To Content Center

Jun 27, 2013

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.

Inventor Professional 2014-Update 2 - AutoCAD Electrical 2014
Win7-x64 | ASUS P8Z77-V | i7 3770 -3.4 GHz | 32GB RAM |
240GB SSD | nVidia GTX 670 4GB - 320.49

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