This task explains how you can apply torsion to a flexible.
|When you route a
flexible tube between two parts, you do not necessarily see the shape it
will assume - in other words the path it follows - after you tighten the
two parts to which it is attached. The torsion function allows you to
visualize this path.
You should be
familiar with the settings and options explained in
Routing a Flexible.
||The image below shows a flexible
tube routed between two elbows, with no torsion applied.
||You can use the torsion feature while you are
creating a route by clicking the Torsion button in the Flexible
dialog box. You can also use it for an existing route. To use it for an
existing route, open your document and bring up the Definition dialog
box for the flexible. To do so right-click on the flexible (make sure
you are selecting the tube, and not the rib - click the Products
Selection button if needed), select the FlexTube object in the drop down
menu and then Definition in the menu that displays.
||Click the Torsion button. The Torsion
box displays. At the same time the flexible is selected and the two
points where torsion can be applied display.
||Click the All On button in the
dialog box to apply torsion at all points. You can click on the points
to select individual points. However, torsion must be applied to both
ends to see the effect of rotating one end. Click OK to exit
the Torsion Management dialog box, and OK
again to exit the Flexible Routing box.
||Place the compass on the end you
want to rotate. Using the option Snap automatically
to selected object works well for this
purpose. Rotate the end to the position you want.
||Click the Force
The flexible changes shape to show you the effect of rotating the part.