The Huntsville SE Summit will start for me this coming Tuesday and I don’t know what to expect except that I am attending with a real sense of gratitude. Who could have guessed two years ago that the philosophy of UGS/Solidedge/Siemens would take such a profoundly beneficial turn for the better. I expect to have GOOD things to report in the upcoming week. But in the mean time we have——-
Here today is the finish of the valve where we create the little turning thing for the middle as what would a valve be without a turny thingy ;-).
This is an imported assembly .stp file and will be opened as an assemply file in SE. The important considerations here are that it matches the new valve body length. I know the open section must be 3.6″. There are two o-rings and each o-ring groove is .26″ wide. The body is 6″ long therefore 6″ – 3.6″ – .26″x 2 = 1.88″ and 1/4 of this or .47″ determines the length of each full diameter section on both sides of the o-ring groove and a .375″ radius on the spool cutout corners to match the body.
The geometry needed to have the spool and the valve work right with a degree of rotation that can be accomplished by an air cylinder stroke from one side were the critical dimensions of both parts needed to make this work right. The proven design adaption easily accomplished with ST means I avoid all kinds history based and calculation steps required to make this work.
Importing this file as an assembly meant that when I altered the valve spool all the dependencies have to be redone. So I delete the relationships in the parts listings and recreate the assembly constraints to match the new part.
Can you see why I like this stuff so much?
Now here is a thought to ponder. Is it potatoe or potato. Is it turney or turny. Something serious to think about.