Need To Create solid cable having bending (radius) restrictions and fixed intermediate hose position, fixed length etc..
By which method it can be modeled?
Actually one of user is creating brake cable and he is facing routing issue
Thanks for the info. But I have a different scenario. In my assembly, there are datum points and I want a curve to pass through that with a control of radius. The curve should not be formed by default. So is there any method to control the curve radius?
There are at least a couple of ways to accomplish this if I understand what you are trying to do.
If your path can be divided into planes, one or more sketches can be created with tangent connections and full control over the radius. The path can then be made into a single line with an approximate copy.
If the path is a bit more complicated, parts of all of it can be created using the intersection of two sketches. This can make radius control a bit more difficult unless you are very careful with selecting the sketch planes and the relationship between the sketches..
In your method, I need to draw the curves. But What I need is different.
I have fixed datum points, Cable have to pass through this points and can be take curvature considering stiffness value/allowable bending radius
Attached is a document which may be of interest to you.
Given your conditions, bend radius restrictions, fixed length and fixed positions, you will likely need to use the piping module.
In an assembly, go to APPLICATIONS, PIPING to see if you have the appropriate PTC license for piping.
PTC learning exchange has some videos. Search for pipe. Tutorial: Routing Flexible Hoses
I don't know of any tutorials to learn piping. PTC University has classes on it.
I have routed a cable. When displaying it in "centerline mode", the cable looks smooth and curvy. When displaying in "thick cable mode", the cable looks clunky and segmented. I have routed many cables and have not seen this before. Is there a display setting that may have been manipulated or changed by our system admins that could be causing this? Thank you.
Go to FILE - OPTIONS-MODEL DISPLAY
Check the options for SET SHADE QUALITY, maybe experiment with a higher number (warning, taking this to 10 and opening large assemblies will create serious performance issues)
Check LEVEL OF DETAIL, try turning off level of detial
Under ENTITY DISPLAY, you may want to experiment with the EDGE DISPLAY QUALITY, I'm not sure this one will help in your case.
You could use curve through points, then add a measure feature to keep track of the bend radius. Move your points around until you find a solution. I've even done this with Behavioral Modeling to find a solution.
Or you could make the cable in Cabling, export it as a STEP, then import it again. This gets you the cable as surfaces, which can then be solidified or thickened. This isn't associative, though.