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The Pipe command creates a surface with a circular profile around curves.

Steps

  1. Select one curve.
  2. Pick the start radius at the beginning of the pipe.
  3. If the curve is closed, pick the radius for the pipe.
  4. Pick the radius at the end of the pipe.
  5. Pick a point for the next radius, or press Enter to end the command.
Command-line options

ChainEdges

Selects surface edges that are touching the selected edge.

How to chain select edges.

Multiple

Allows selecting more than one curve.

Diameter/Radius

Toggle between picking a Radius and picking a Diameter.

Thick

Determines whether the pipe has two walls or one.

Thick steps

  1. Pick the first start radius.
  2. Pick the second start radius.
  3. Pick the first end radius.
  4. Pick the second end radius.

Cap

Specifies how to cap the ends.

None

No cap.

Flat

Cap with planar surface.

Round

Cap with hemispherical surface.

FitRail

If the curve is a polycurve of lines and arcs, the curve is fit and a single surface is created; otherwise the result is a polysurface with joined surfaces created from the polycurve segments.


FitRail=Yes (left) and FitRail=No (right).

ShapeBlending
(Single curve only)

Local

The pipe radius stays constant at the ends and changes more rapidly in the middle.

Global

The radius is linearly blended from one end to the other, creating pipes that taper from one radius to the other.

WallThickness
(Single curve only)

Specifies the value for the distance between the inside and outside of the pipe.

Negative numbers make the first radius the outer core.

See also

Create solid objects

 

 

 

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