# Segmented Turn Joint

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.

## Parameter Constraints:

**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.

## Comments:

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.

## Creative Uses:

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 | |

Regular Polygons | Turn Angle = 360 and Number of Joints=4 | |

Basket Ball? | Turn Radius = 0 and Turn Angle=360 |