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Barry Clark

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Flexing Work Planes?
« on: July 24, 2016, 07:11:55 PM »
So, I have an elbow that works in the family. Works great. However, when in a project, it doesn't seem to read that an angle is anything other than 90 degrees. I have already dug into generic elbows and so on but seem to be a bit stumped on this one.

One of the things I have going on in my family that I don't see in the generic family is I allow the Front/Back plane to flex (rotate) instead of it being 'pinned' in place at 90 degrees from the Left/Right plane. Is that enough to keep it from acting right in a project? Must the Front/Back and Left/Right remain fixed 90 degrees from each other at origin?

Attached is the family if interested. Using 90, 45, 22.5, and 11.25 degree angles with 1, 1.25", 1.5", 2", 2.5", 3", 4", 5", 6", 8" nominal diameters work fine.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Barry Clark

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Re: Flexing Work Planes?
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2016, 07:59:09 PM »
Here is an elbow I am using for reference. There isn't a lot of difference that I can see with how they built theirs vs mine.

I do see that they have overlapping reference planes. Not sure why. There are some formula differences.

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Barry Clark

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Re: Flexing Work Planes?
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2016, 05:22:01 PM »
Got it working.
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lamarn

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Re: Flexing Work Planes?
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2016, 05:22:55 PM »
I am happy for you.
Design is something you should do with both hands. My 2d hand , my 3d hand ..

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Re: Flexing Work Planes?
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2016, 05:29:47 PM »
What were you missing?
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