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Turbo Talk => Tips and Tricks => Topic started by: KennRuckey on March 26, 2018, 02:57:00 PM

Title: making 3D segmented elbows
Post by: KennRuckey on March 26, 2018, 02:57:00 PM
Hello, newbie here, first question. ( I know its easy... if you know the answer.)

I'm trying to draw a 3D segmented 24" pipe elbow.  I only know how to draw cylinders, not how to angle the ends or join them together. 

Anyone willing help me?

Kenn

Title: Re: making 3D segmented elbows
Post by: DonCW on March 26, 2018, 05:46:56 PM
Hello, newbie here, first question. ( I know its easy... if you know the answer.)

I'm trying to draw a 3D segmented 24" pipe elbow.  I only know how to draw cylinders, not how to angle the ends or join them together. 

Anyone willing help me?

Kenn

Hopefully the PDF attachment makes some sense to you. Also there is a screenshot attached showing the location of the Compound Tool on the Inspector Bar.

Which version of TurboCad are you using, is it Pro or Deluxe?
Title: Re: making 3D segmented elbows
Post by: Henry Hubich on March 26, 2018, 07:07:49 PM
I think the easiest approach is to Rail Sweep a circular profile along a Polyline path.

Henry H
Title: Re: making 3D segmented elbows
Post by: murray dickinson on March 27, 2018, 04:59:32 AM
Draw or model?   A quarter of a torus is another way, you can specify the included angle in properties or selection info palette, and it's very simple to specify say, 30 degrees, select and relocate the reference point to the centre of the torus, enable "make copy" and rotate 30 degrees for segmentation.