A Segmented Turn Joint is a way to create an elbow or smooth curve using multiple segments of straight pipe.
A single template is generated that can be used to cut each segment. The first and last segments can be any length so only use one cutline for these segments.
Joint Name: name of this joint which is unique to this project or currently opened joints
Pipe OD: (Outside Diameter) must be a positive number
Pipe Wall: (Wall Thickness) must be a positive number, less than half Pipe OD
Turn Radius: a positive number.
Turn Angle: more than 0 deg. and less than 180 deg.
Number of Joints: The number of joints used to create the curve. A positive number.
Additional output fields are shown under the input parameters for the user's convenience.
Miter Angle: is the angle to cut the ends of the pipe to create this joint.
Segment Len Max: is the length of the segment at its longest point, which corresponds to the distance between joints measured on the outside of the curve.
Segment Len Center: is the length of the segment at the midpoint, which corresponds to the distance between joints measured on the side of the curve.
Segment Len Min: is the length of the segment at its shortest point, which corresponds to the distance between joints measured on the inside of the curve.
|Setting Number of Joints to 1 makes this joint digress into something similar to a Miter Joint.
|Number of Joints = 1 and Turn Angle = 60
|It can even make a doughnut.
|Turn Angle = 360
|Turn Angle = 360 and Number of Joints=4
|Turn Radius = 0 and Turn Angle=360