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AFX Joint Creation

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AFX Joint Creation

Hi PTC Team,

I have a various tubes constructed in the AFX tool. Sevrealy of the tubes come together at joints and I have used the joint feature of AFX to make that apparent.. Is their an easy way to translate this to a drawing so that I know how to cut the actual tube? I've heard in some suites like inventor or NX that you could just unwrap the tube with the software. Print it out in a sheet of paper and then just wrap that paper around your tube and grind away until the metal tube matches the paper cutout.

Thanks

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Re: AFX Joint Creation

Hi Hafeez,

Moved to the Creo Modelign community in order to get a better response.

Thanks!

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Re: AFX Joint Creation

Timothy Brotherhood wrote:

Hi, Once you have the profiled tube carry out the following.

  1. Sketch a line on the outside of the tube along its length.
  2. In the Sheet metal ribbon, Engineering group, drop down the Rip list and select Sketched rip.
  3. Select the sketch from step 1 and OK to complete the rip.
  4. In the Sheet metal ribbon, Bends group, select Flat Pattern then OK to complete.

A simple tube flattened in this way is attached.

I assume you know how to create the DXF. (create drawing with flat view > save as a dxf)

Found it.

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Re: AFX Joint Creation

If you want to have cut size tube drawings i guess can try the option of component drawing creation in AFX.

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