We often get asked by customers to make pipes from simple surfaces or drawings they provide. A lot of the times these pipe are so big or deviating in size they can only be made by rolling a flat piece of sheet.
I find the current method we use for modeling these pipes to be very time consuming.
-Revolve inner/outer walls
-Intersect where the pipes meet
-Project intersection lines to outer wall
-Trim outer wall
-OffsetSrf of outer wall to make the neutral surface
-Flatten neutral surface
-Add overlength if necessary for roll plate benders
This method will work ‘ok’ for straight pipes, but becomes very time consuming with more complex shapes and pipe reducers.
Does anyone here have any clever solutions or know of any GH/plugin to help solve our problem?
Thanks in advance!
I uploaded some screenshots to help clarify the situation