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## Exercise 10. Transition Pipe

Exercise 10
Transition Pipe

10-1 Introduction
The transition pipe is used to connect two pipe segments. In this exercise, we'll create a 3D solid model for the
transition pipe, of which the details are shown in the multiview drawings below. A global coordinate system is also
shown in the figure.
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The main purpose of this exercise is to introduce another modeling tool: <Sweep>, which takes a sketch as the
path and another sketch as the profile; the profile then "sweeps" along the path to create a 3D solid body.
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Note that it is possible to create the curved pipe by using of <Revolve> tool (Exercise 9), however, as an
exercise, we decide to create the curved pipe by using <Sweep>.

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## 10-2 Start Up DesignModeler

[1] Launch ANSYS
Workbench and create a
<Geometry> system.

## [2] Double-click <Geometry>

cell to start up the
DesignModeler. Select <Inch> as
the length unit.

## [1] On the XYPlane, draw an

arc like this . This sketch will
be used as the sweeping path
of the curved pipe.

[1] Select
<ZXPlane> (or
click ZXPlane in
the model tree).

## [1] On the ZXPlane, draw two

concentric circles like this. This
sketch will be used as the
profile of the curved pipe.

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[3] Click
<Generate>.

[1] Click
<Sweep> on the
<Toolbar>.

## [2] Select <Sketch2>

(from the model tree)
for the <Profile> and
select <Sketch1> (from
the model tree) for the
<Path>.

Plane>.
[2] Select <From
Face>.

## [4] Click this face. Note that

the local Z-axis (blue) points
out of the face, and the local
X-axis (red) points to the
global -Z direction.

[5] Click
<Apply>

## [3] Click the yellow

color area to bring
up <Apply/Cancel>
buttons.

[6] Click
<Generate>.

## 10-7 Create an End Plate

[1] On the new plane
(Plane4), create a sketch like
this (see next two steps).
Remember to impose two
<Symmetry> constraints to
make the four small circles

## [2] The sketch

includes a circle
that overlaps with
the inner circle of
the plane outline.

## [3] The sketch doesn't

include this circle, which is
the outer circle of the
plane outline.

[4] Click
<Extrude>.
[6] Click
<Generate>.

Frozen>. This
generates a
separate body.

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## 10-8 Create Another End Plate by Duplication

[4] Click this face.
Note that the local
Z-axis (blue) points
out of the face.

Plane>.

Face>.

[5] Click
<Apply>.

[6] Click
<Generate>.
<Plane5> is
created.

## [3] Click the yellow

color to bring up
<Apply/Cancel>
buttons.

[8] Select
<Move>.
[9] Select the
existing end plate.

## [10] Select <Plane4>

from the model tree.

## [11] Select <Plane5>

from the model tree.

Body Operation>.
[12] Click
<Generate>.

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## 10-9 Unite All Bodies into One Body

[2] <Unite> is the
default <Operation>.

## [3] Control-select all

three bodies.

[4] Click
<Generate>.
[1] Select <Create/
Boolean>.

## 10-10 Create Fillets

[2] Controlselect these two
edges.
[1] Select <Blend/

[4] Click
<Generate>.

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## [1] Select <Blend/

[2] Controlselect these two
edges.

[4] Click
<Generate>.

## 10-12 Turn Off Edges

Exterior> to turn off
the edges display.

Wrap Up
Close DesignModeler, save the project as "Pipe," and exit
the Workbench.

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10-13 Review
Modeling Tool <Sweep>
The <Sweep> can be thought of a generalization of the <Extrude>. <Sweep> takes a sketch as the path and another
sketch as the profile; the profile then "sweeps" along the path to create a 3D solid body (10-5). The <Sweep> also can
be used to create spiral shapes, which will be demonstrated in Exercise 12.