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New FeatureScript: Hose Routing

sebastian_glanznersebastian_glanzner Member Posts: 86 PRO
Hello Everyone,

Good News! I'm releasing my Hose Routing FeatureScript:

https://cad.onshape.com/documents/54d06a3b8abd1fcb0daba26b/w/00a336bf184d3800f0194a5c/e/e689b647e557695970d3d603

The FeatureScript uses Arcs and Circles as input (either from solids or sketches).
You don't need sketches at all, which makes it more efficient if you want to create hose routings in context.

Usage:
  1. Select the start of the hose
  2. Select the end of the hose
  3. Optional: Add midpoints between start and end (in the correct sequence)
  4. Use the flip direction buttons if the assumed direction is wrong (only start and end)
  5. Choose a hose size or use the "Custom Size" Button
  6. You can also edit the straightness but normally this is not necessary
There are some cases the FeatureScript can't find the correct path for the hose:
  • Try to use different "Mid points"
  • Flip the direction at start/end if necessary
  • Make sure the hose does not intersect itself

Thanks for the help, support, inspiration (Wiring FeatureScript :) ) and motivation:
@Jake_Rosenfeld
@ilya_baran
@romeo_graham392
@owen_sparks
@MBartlett21

Comments

  • lougallolougallo Member, Administrator, Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,556
    Nice job @sebastian_glanzner.  Might consider adding array parameters so you can nest multiple Hose routes in one feature.  Love this.
    Lou Gallo / PD/UX - Support - Community / Onshape, Inc.
  • owen_sparksowen_sparks Member, Developers Posts: 1,982 PRO
    This looks wonderful, I'm enthusiastic to try it out tomorrow, thanks for making it public.
    Owen S.
    Production Engineer
    HWM-Water Ltd
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