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3D Pipe or Tube
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* October 28, 2017, 08:04:48 AM
I'm sure this is ridiculously simple but I am having a hard time trying to figure out how to create a hollow tube with a 1" outside diameter, a 7/8" inside diameter, and 4" long. If that's not enough, my next attempt will be to filet the edges of the pipe, just to round them over so they are smooth. I know someone in here can surely help me out.

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* October 28, 2017, 08:21:09 AM
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Are you working in Pro or Deluxe? In Pro, one way is to extrude a pair of concentric circles, with the "Use compound profile" option enabled, and then use the Fillet Edges tool to round off the edges. Since the latter tool is not available in Deluxe, I'd suggest that you draw a rectangle 4" x 1/16" and Rotate it about a line parallel to the long side of the rectangle, located 1/2" from one of the sides.

Henry H

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* October 28, 2017, 08:44:52 AM
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Pro Platinum 2017.5. Your solution worked perfectly. I swear for as long as I can remember, you are the guy to come to the rescue. Thank you Henry!

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* October 28, 2017, 10:50:09 AM
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Pro Platinum 2017.5. Your solution worked perfectly. I swear for as long as I can remember, you are the guy to come to the rescue. Thank you Henry!

Happy to help.

Henry H

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* October 31, 2017, 01:03:10 PM
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So, yet another question. In the attached photo I have drawn two cylinders, one has only 4 splines at the quadrants, the other has multiple all the way around the cylinder. I'm not sure what changed and how or why one is different from the other. I'm sure I changed a setting or something, but can't recall what it may have been. Is there any advantage or disadvantage from one to the other?

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* October 31, 2017, 01:27:46 PM
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I think I answered my own question... the cylinder with less splines is solid and the other TC surface, is this correct?

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* October 31, 2017, 01:49:54 PM
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Yes :)
But it will be a TC surface after a explode, Boolean action etc, before that it is a surface.
In the Properties you can set 3D mode to be Surface or Solid.
A Solid will be an Acis Solid after explode.

Torfinn

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* October 31, 2017, 01:54:05 PM
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I think I answered my own question... the cylinder with less splines is solid and the other TC surface, is this correct?
Have a look at the attached. It's just a circle with an offset, use Extrude with Combine Profiles enabled. Pull the extrusion to the desired length, job done.

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* October 31, 2017, 03:42:10 PM
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Thank you guys, I very much appreciate all the help.

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