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tube.lsp - Extrude Profiles along Paths in Autocad

Download tube.lsp version 1.2.

What is tube.lsp?

Installation

Usage

Tube.lsp defines three commands:
FITPOLY
This command is used to create a new polyline on the current layer, which represents the spline fit version of the selected existing polyline.
    Command: Fitpoly 
    select polyline: <select a polyline>
    number of segments: <enter an integer>

After a certain delay the curve will be drawn.

TUBE
This command will create a mesh, representing the volume for extruding the profile selected along the path selected.
    Command: tube
    select Polyline as profile: <select a polyline>
    select Polyline as path: <select another polyline>
    Fit path-curve Yes/<No>:
If you enter "No" (or just <Return>) then the tube will be drawn immediately.
If you enter "Yes", the fitpoly prompts follow:
    select polyline: <select a polyline>
    number of segments: <enter an integer>

After a certain delay the spline fitted tube will be drawn.

ZTUBE
This is identical to TUBE in handling, but provides results that are special in relation to the Z direction of the current UCS. When determining the new profile for each segment, ZTUBE will ignore any bend in Z direction. This avoids a problem with the normal TUBE eg. when creating helical shapes like spiral stair handrails. Those would normally be twisted around their own axis, as the helical path results in oblique bending angles in space.
With ZTUBE, the absolute cross section of each segment may vary depending on the vertical angle of the segment.
ZTUBE works best when using a planar profile parallel to current ucs Z direction. The ending section will be in a vertical plane also, which allows easier chaining of seperately created tubes.

Limitations and bugs

"Support"

I expect tube.lsp to be self explanatory for users who have some experience with Autocad and who allready know what a spline curve is. If you still have questions that cannot be answered neither through the manuals and FAQs to Autocad, nor by the local guru, you might try to mail me through the link below.

Author

Georg Mischler

Legalese

tube.lsp 1.0, Copyright © 1993 Georg Mischler
tube.lsp 1.1/1.2, Copyright © 1998 Georg Mischler

Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software for any purpose and without fee is hereby granted, provided that the above copyright notice appears in all copies and that both that copyright notice and this permission notice appear in all supporting documentation.

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY. ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND OF MERCHANTABILITY ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED.

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