Pipe frame cutout for production

Dear all,

 

I have several pipes drawn together in Frame. There is a Y-pipe section, so there is a cutout needed there.

In Dutch we call it a Pijp uitslag, I cannot find a English word for it. So here goes:

I have two Y-pipe connections, there are 2 pipes that have a cutout that follows the rounding of the pipe.

For an idea, see the image below.

Knipsel.PNG

How do I create a pipe cutout drawing like this:

I cannot find anything else.

 

Hope one of you can help me.

See the PDF file for some dimensions.

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Daniël Schuiling
Solid Edge ST7
Teamcenter 10
8 REPLIES

Re: Pipe frame cutout for production

Phenom
Phenom

Hi,

 

This can help you:

 

BR,

Imics
http://solidedgest.wordpress.com/

Re: Pipe frame cutout for production

Legend
Legend
Another way is to draw the tube as a sheetmetal part, draw using a "contour flange" leave a .001 gap and extrude to the mating tube. then use normal cut to create notches. When flattening be sure to set neutral factor to 1 so it retains it's full size when unrolled.
-Craig

Re: Pipe frame cutout for production

Thank you for the video. This would help indeed, but what about the frame.

The pipes are drawn in the frame environment. Can I use the same steps?
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Daniël Schuiling
Solid Edge ST7
Teamcenter 10

Re: Pipe frame cutout for production

Phenom
Phenom

Hi,

 

Yes! It is not simply, but yes.

 

 

BR,

Imics
http://solidedgest.wordpress.com/

Re: Pipe frame cutout for production

Legend
Legend

Imics is close, you must watch out as a notch at any angle other than 90° to mating tube uses both the I.D. and O.D. faces as mating surfaces.  You must trim to both of those to create a true normal to surface tube, especially if laser cutting. If you need to flatten for printing fullsize or possibly a plasma or laser that needs a flat pattern than continue with a small .001 cut and convert to sheetmetal, (be sure neutral factor is 1 ) then flatten like any other sheetmetal part.

 

Here's a video showing a frame type notch being converted to "nromal to surface" edges.

-Craig

Re: Pipe frame cutout for production

Phenom
Phenom

@Craig_H yes, you are right. What was presented by me is useful for five axis laser tube cutter. 😉

Imics
http://solidedgest.wordpress.com/

Re: Pipe frame cutout for production

Phenom
Phenom
Very nice. Coping tubing has always been a pain to do correct. Most people just do the straight subtract and let it go. Passing the buck to the manufacturer to correctly decide what surface to use as flat or leave a 1/16" gap and fill it with weld.

This is a nice solution. I could see this as a great enhancement feature. Create the basic cutout and then let SE handle the surface normal trimming and gap cutout!

Re: Pipe frame cutout for production

Legend
Legend

The request was made at SEU round table to enhance the part enviroment to include a "normal to surface" cut, specifically for tubing/pipe.

-Craig