Monday 29 June 2015

Inventor TP: Edit Hose connection

Last weeks post really as some of you might see it on Autodesk forum but my intention to improve and expand on the subject has pushed it couple of days forward and no extra info sorry to say and It feels that if I don't do it now I will never get round to do it.

Question cam from my old friend +Alex Fielder about editing hoses that don't update with the moving equipment. One day he came back to his project to realize that all of his hoses were floating around as if they lost the connection point. 

I did remember that -niels- on the Autodesk Forum has mentioned this happening to him and his problem was due to the fact that he had opened the assembly in express mode without realizing and it all wen't crazy until he load it in full and did a "rebuild all".

I had this problem with fittings not moving with the equipment and the only solution then was to edit fitting connection, delete the connection then connect fitting again. I alwasy constrain the T&P assembly and all the runs inside but I suspect that in this case I have grounded the T&P assembly wihtout realizing and that might have been the problem.

Now back to our question: Are we talking about a hydraulic hose with fittings our without? Slightly different approaches here.

I will describe a hose without fittings procedure because it includes the one with fittings.

1 - Edit the Hose route and change it to Hose with fittings (your choice of fittings).

2 - Finish and populate the hose run.

3 - Edit the Flexible Hose assembly ( assembly that contains the hose route, hose fittings and hose part)

4 - Right click on the fitting you need moving (the one not updating for you), choose edit fitting connection and remove the connection that you wish to move, update or relocate.

5 - Delete the connection, keep the one on the hose and click OK.

6 - Step up at the run level that contains this flexible house assembly. And use the “connect fitting” command. This will be unavailable/greyed out at the flexible hose assembly level. Select the end of the fitting and the location you want it moved to.

7 - Go back inside hose route and change the style to hydraulic hose no fittings and finish the route.

You need to change style to hose with fittings because otherwise it acts as a route continuation rather than moving the end connection point.


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