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Showing pipes (feature created in assembly ) in assembly.

Brian_Adkins

Moderator
You can't create features that add material in an assembly (i.e. protrusions and such)... Therefore a pipe feature will:



1) show up as a centerline and a solid feature in part mode



2) show up as just a centerline in assembly mode.



-Brian Adkins
 

Michael777

New member
Well, I get it that's impossible to have a pipe in Assembly.

How do I represent a pipe/wire in Assembly mode ?

I am using offset points (off a coordinate system )created in part mode.

I am working in 2001.

Creating a solid feature in Assembly mode was possible in earlier versions of PRO/E.

Where is this feature now?
 

Brian_Adkins

Moderator
Couple of options:



1) Create the feature as a surface. You would use a Swept Blend or Variable Section Sweep to do this. Create a curve through the points and then the surface feature along the curve.



Reference the chart in this thread

http://www.proecentral.com/portal/forum/msgDetail.asp?msg_id=2274&for_id=15





2) Add a part to your assembly and then use a copy-geom feature to copy the points into the part. Then use a normal pipe feature (You'll have an external reference to the assembly). I see that your original points were created in a part, so this is probably not what you're looking for.



-Brian Adkins



(I actually don't remember ever being able to add solid material in assy mode, but I've never used anything before rev14)
 

dhbigelow

New member
Wait,



This is likely a separate part anyway - so create it as such.



Create an empty part, then add a couple of points to it, and the pipe feature if you need.



Then Assemble the Pipe Model, and then redefine the points that the pipe-feature is referencing to route through your Assembly.



Then you are basically done.



BTW - (and this is a Plug)

Check out the following turtorial on how to do this kind of stuff with the p-Shell API (Scriptable Pro/TOOLKIT). The tutorial has a nice tip on how to automate the reporting of Pipe Features on a Drawing Table also. -- Lots of Screen Shots - and the source code used to do it!



The following link is in the Tutorials Section of the http://www.buydesignautomation.com web site.



http://www.buydesignautomation.com/sampleApps/AddRemovePipePoints/AddRemovePipePoints.htm





Hope this helps...



Dave
 

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