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Ball Valve
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March 31, 2017, 05:35:13 AM
Hi All,

Just tested Bend by Sketch functionality of TC2017 and decided to use it for valve handle... so drawn ball valve. Quite simple drawing however. Used: Bend by Sketch, Patterns, Threads, Revolve... and other.


* March 31, 2017, 07:48:22 AM
Very nice, Igor.

Henry H


March 31, 2017, 12:30:26 PM
Thanks, Henry.

I decided to add some things. So, the Rev.2 of the valve. This is done in TC2017 32-bit version on my old laptop, RedSDK isn't fully supported (at least there are artifacts I don't see on modern computers).
« Last Edit: March 31, 2017, 12:33:22 PM by Igorun »


* March 31, 2017, 01:03:27 PM
Looks great.

Until I retired a couple of years ago, I used to handle ball valves regularly (in the UK), and I had wondered when I saw your original pics, how the parts would remain together under tension,  now I know.


March 31, 2017, 01:42:33 PM
Thanks, Andy.

Yep, I decided finally that this external connection looks better than threads inside, and added it. I've just also found one more inaccuracy with axle of the handle fixation. This looks more correct, with two more threads. ACIS faceter quality = 100.
« Last Edit: March 31, 2017, 02:09:07 PM by Igorun »


March 31, 2017, 06:29:35 PM
Very nice job on the model, Igor.

April 01, 2017, 08:52:26 AM
Thanks, Don.


April 25, 2017, 05:36:35 PM
Excellent work Igor!

Dave Taylor
TurboCAD Product Manager