Today I’m going to show you how to use the circle sweep to make anything from hose routing to wire paths in a pretty easy fashion. The hardest part of this is going to be defining that path. If you’re lucky enough to have points to control where your path and bends are, awesome. If not, you may have some legwork ahead of you to define that. If you’re doing wiring for a control panel, or hard line tubing that has a defined or constant bend radius, I’d suggest using the poly line. It’s fast and you can precisely define the bend radius at each point. If you’re making paths for flexible tubing ore loose wiring, use the spline to capture a more organic path.
Once the path is created, click on the sweep button, selecting the Circle type. Notice, there are a few different sub-types here, but the easiest one is by far, center and radius. Click on the desired path, then input the radius. You may need to modify the path to accommodate the desired radius of the sweep. Watch the video below for a demonstration of this.
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