I have the following situation, I have a folded sheet metal piece, but I need to add a cutout for a round tube, which passes right thru the corner.
Originally I was going to do two Normal Cutout's, one on each face. In the image shown, the upper sketch follows the tube all the way around, the lower sketch has tangent lines going up to the bend.
Before this, I had the tangent lines on both sketches, but that left a gap around the tube. Now I'm not sure how to bridge the bend, if I have bothh top and bottom follow the tube curve.
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I would suggest to do only 1 Normal Cutout; one along the centre line of the tube with a circle as big (or maybe a bit bigger for added fitting tolerance) as the diameter of the tube and all should be fine.
Hope this helps.
it could look like this:
thanks, I didn't realize you could do that, I thought the curves had to lie on the surface!
And as an extra tip:
Make sure you fill in the real life Bend Radius and corresponding Bend Neutral Factor, and the tube will fit like a charm.
That worked where it goes thru the bend,but in another location a tube misses the bend, and this technique fails. I suspect because it doesn't hit the bend?
Maybe because you're creating multiple bodies. I believe that is not supported.
You can however then make the profile longer on that end, then do the Normal Cutout, and then again make it shorter again.
Is the 6in large enough to pass completely through both flanges?