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#1 Posted : Sunday, May 20, 2018 9:56:12 AM(UTC)

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I have DXF pipe cutting software that spits out the cut path as a 2D DXF line based on angle, cope etc based on pipe diameter and wall thickness etc. I want to be able to wrap that cut line into a cylinder and have a 3D rendering as to what the finished pipe end would look like. Can anybody please help me?? Ive tried many things and the tutorials and not having much luck!!

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Are you able to post one of your .dxf files?
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Hello Gordo

As Larry mentioned please post a sample file and someone will be able to help you.


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Luck doesn't help but this is easy. Your path must be a closed figure or the path must have width, in the picture I've used two copies of an arbitrary polyline, one has been fenced, the other offset, making n-sided polygons which have been made cover surfaces. Use centre bend to roll them, the radius of the bend is obviously the figure's width/pi/2 and the angle 360 degrees. If you want to make a pretty picture, thickening and rendering are subjects for your research.

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