Flow object along curve


#1

Hi Guys!

I have one question regarding flow along a curve. I need to make a pipe (1200mm in length, diameter of 10 and wall-thickness of 1) flow along a curved line. When I do this however, using the command flow, I notice that the new shape has not retained its length of 1200mm. Any suggestions how I can do this whilst retaining the right dimensions?

Cheers!
Morgan


(Wim Dekeyser) #2

It sounds to me like you could just use the Pipe command to achieve this.


(Rodrigo Bárcena) #3

@Morgan_Ruben

Have you double checked the Stretch option when flowing? Here’s the same cylinder after flowing along a curve, with Stretch set to yes and no:


#4

Hi Rodri,

Yes I did indeed check it. But somehow it still shortens. I was also wondering, as a way to move around the problem, if it is possible to make a longer shape and then cut along isocurve at a specified distance? Still haven’t worked that out.


(Rodrigo Bárcena) #5

Maybe you can specify the exact length of the centerline curve with the Divide command (set it to segment length, not to number of segments), then use that point as a reference to split with an isocurve?


#6

That did indeed do the trick! Thanks!