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Ribon cable twisted / how to control it

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Ribon cable twisted / how to control it

Hello!

 

I have the problem, to control the twist of ribon. I rotate the coordinate systems without result. How to do it?

Thank you in advance!

 

Greetings!

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How is the geometry for the cable created? If it is a sweep then you can use a variable section sweep and "clock" the section using a relation defined as a function of the internal parameter "trajpar". This will enable the twist of the cable as it is swept along the trajectory. You will need to define a clocking reference in the sweep sketch and then add an angle dimension and then write a relation for that angle as a function of trajpar.

 

This thread may help you get started.

https://community.ptc.com/t5/3D-Part-Assembly-Design/How-to-create-Twisted-wires/td-p/2173 

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No. no.. CABLING!

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Edit the routing of the cable and include folds and/or bends along the route.

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Easy to say. You see, that the red line goes to other site. Here is not clear how to say, what is left and what is right.

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Manually routed ribbon with folds turns cable 90 deg from proximal to distalManually routed ribbon with folds turns cable 90 deg from proximal to distal

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I know this video. But he also do not have solution

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If you want explicit control of the angle of the cable at specific locations along the path then create a network for the cable. 

 

1) Create a network for the cable

2) Route the cable using network

3) Edit the angle parameter at network locations as required to twist the cable. You will find the angle control under the options tab.

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What's mean "network"? Schematics?

 

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Using Networks to Route Cables

 

http://support.ptc.com/help/creo/creo_pma/usascii/index.html#page/electrical_design%2Fcable%2Fusing_networks_to_route_cables.html%23 

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NO!

Fa. Techsoft / Austria has the solution

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 Are you using autoroute and applying the position of the connectors to achieve the 180 degree rotation of pin 1 on the connectors? If so I did not interpret your request accurately. So you are able to autoroute and have the cable rotate through 180 degrees?

 

I read your request as a desire to control the cable orientation along the routed path. This is the only other way I am aware of other than the fold and bend approach mentioned above to control orientation along the route.

 

Network location of routed ribbon cable angle control example.

Angle control of cable at network locationAngle control of cable at network location

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O.. OK. this is one way more as you show.

I wonted just to have the red line on the opposite pin.

Now I have it.

 

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it was as shown

 

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