Arch PipeConnector

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Arch PipeConnector.svg Arch PipeConnector

Menu location
Arch → Pipe Tools → Pipe Connector
Workbenches
Arch
Default shortcut
P C
Introduced in version
0.17
See also
Arch Pipe, Arch Equipment


Description

This tool allows to create corner or tee connection between two or three selected Arch Pipes.

Usage

  1. Select 2 or 3 Arch Pipes. If you are selecting 3 pipes, two of them must be exactly aligned.
  2. Press the Arch PipeConnector.svg Arch PipeConnector button, or press P then C keys.

Properties

  • DataRadius: The curvature radius of this connector

Typical workflow

See the information on Arch Pipe for the workflow on using pipes and creating connectors.

Scripting

See also: Arch API and FreeCAD Scripting Basics.

The Pipe Connector tool can be used in macros and from the Python console by using the following function:

Connector = makePipeConnector(pipes, radius=0, name="Connector")
  • Creates a Connector object from the given pipes, which is a list of Arch Pipes, and optionally a radius of curvature.
    • The base objects (Draft Wires) of the Arch Pipes should share an endpoint so they create a proper, smooth connector.

Example:

import FreeCAD, Draft, Arch

p1 = FreeCAD.Vector(-1000, 0, 0)
p2 = FreeCAD.Vector(-2000, 0, 0)
p3 = FreeCAD.Vector(-2000, 0, 0)
p4 = FreeCAD.Vector(-2000, -1000, 0)
p5 = FreeCAD.Vector(-2000, -1000, 0)
p6 = FreeCAD.Vector(-4000, -1000, 0)
Line1 = Draft.makeWire([p1, p2])
Line2 = Draft.makeWire([p3, p4])
Line3 = Draft.makeWire([p5, p6])

Pipe1 = Arch.makePipe(Line1, 150)
Pipe2 = Arch.makePipe(Line2, 150)
Pipe3 = Arch.makePipe(Line3, 150)
FreeCAD.ActiveDocument.recompute()

Conn = Arch.makePipeConnector([Pipe1, Pipe2])
Conn2 = Arch.makePipeConnector([Pipe2, Pipe3])
FreeCAD.ActiveDocument.recompute()

Line4 = Draft.move(Line1, FreeCAD.Vector(-500, 1000, 0), copy=True)
Line5 = Draft.move(Line2, FreeCAD.Vector(-500, 1000, 0), copy=True)
Pipe4 = Arch.makePipe(Line4, 100)
Pipe5 = Arch.makePipe(Line5, 100)
FreeCAD.ActiveDocument.recompute()

Conn3 = Arch.makePipeConnector([Pipe4, Pipe5], radius=400)
FreeCAD.ActiveDocument.recompute()
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