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4 inch pipe to 5 inch pipe elbow

dlaery

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is there a simple way to do this?
I have found a lot of ways that don't work.
 

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DavidJ

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Yes - first make sure your positioning and dimensioning of figures actually allows the result you are attempting to be physically possible.

Create solid rather than hollow pipe segments as lofts aren't possible with dual profiles - use loft or sweep or even a 90° revolve for the bend. Hollow the resulting part out with a shell (removing both end faces).

There are other possibilities but in all methods you'll need to position things carefully, so (for example) you don't force a sweep or loft to have a curvature that just can't fit.

Consider forming the bend first, then add the parallel ends on to that - should avoid many of the potential geometrical conflicts.
 

dlaery

Alibre Super User
ok that works, i didn't remember the shell, i don't think I had ever use it. I was hoping a little more of curve.
I will work with it some more and see what I can do.
Thanks!
 

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dlaery

Alibre Super User
Check this out. Hopefully it's what you are looking for!
yes, that looks perfect, :)
That helps a lot. and I see what DavidJ means by " first make sure your positioning and dimensioning of figures actually allows the result you are attempting to be physically possible"
I don't draw a lot of pipes. looks like the shell is real handy.
Thanks!
 
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