Custom Elbow Fittings
For pipe routes, if you select
Always use elbow in the Route Properties PropertyManager when
you start a route, and you create a non-standard angle in the route, then
for that angle you must select an alternate elbow, create a custom elbow,
or choose to form a bend in the pipe. If you have a non-standard angle
in the route, the sketch segments are highlighted, dimensions are displayed,
and a dialog box appears. In the dialog box, under Options,
select one of the following:
Default/Alternate Elbow. Uses an alternate existing elbow that
you specify. Browse to an elbow part that contains a configuration with
the necessary dimensions, and click Open.
Select a configuration (if asked), and click OK.
If the bend radius in the selected elbow is different from the fillet
radius in the 3D sketch, the sketch is modified accordingly.
Make Custom Elbow. Creates a custom
elbow. Select a configuration to use as a basis for the custom configuration
(if asked), and specify a name. The custom elbow is saved as a new part.
To create a custom configuration, the BendAngle
(the angle through which the material is bent) in the custom elbow
must be less than the BendAngle
in the standard elbow. For example, an elbow with a BendAngle
of 90° can be cut down to create a 60° elbow. The
software does not create custom elbows for variations in the
BendRadius or Diameter.
You can also
drag elbows into a route. The line-arc-line geometry is created automatically
in the route sketch. This is useful if you need to use an elbow that is
different from the default for the route (such as one with a different