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Title: Draw a simple pipe
Post by: Kevin on January 21, 2019, 07:50:20 PM
I needed to draw a 12" piece of 1.75 diameter pipe with 1/16" wall. Extrude, sweep do not make a pipe. How using TurboCAD do you draw a pipe with wall thickness, a pipe that has sides but when viewed from the end you can see thru?
   
Title: Re: Draw a simple pipe
Post by: John R on January 21, 2019, 08:10:19 PM
Draw two concentric circles; 1.75 & 1.625. Activate the Simple Extrude tool and the "Use Compound Profile". Hold the "Shift" key and select both circles and extrude.

Another option to try is extrude just the 1.75 circle, then select the extrusion and go to the Selection Info palette and give the "Offset" option a 1/16" setting. It will offset into the extrusion. Sweep and Rigid Sweep also has an Offset setting.
Title: Re: Draw a simple pipe
Post by: John R on January 21, 2019, 08:24:20 PM
A 3rd option is to use the "Shell" tool. Select the solid 'pipe', then highlight both ends of the pipe and Finish. Good for when you have several pipes welded together.
EDIT: Here's a 3D PDF of the picture.
Title: Re: Draw a simple pipe
Post by: Kevin on February 07, 2019, 10:41:14 PM
Draw two concentric circles; 1.75 & 1.625. Activate the Simple Extrude tool and the "Use Compound Profile". Hold the "Shift" key and select both circles and extrude.

Another option to try is extrude just the 1.75 circle, then select the extrusion and go to the Selection Info palette and give the "Offset" option a 1/16" setting. It will offset into the extrusion. Sweep and Rigid Sweep also has an Offset setting.
I keep turning on Auto use compound profile....

Then I was getting a wireframe warning message that is not in the warning message pallet. I looked around but couldn't find 'wireframe' settings
Title: Re: Draw a simple pipe
Post by: Tim Stewart on February 08, 2019, 12:46:28 AM
Kevin,

    to remove this warning dialogue, untick option to display Nonrenderable objects (see attachment).

Regards Tim