About Clocking Angle Information
Creo Parametric determines the clocking angle, also called the twist angle, between fittings on the ends of a flattened hose. The selected segment may not have any bends or miter cuts, but may have straight sections that control the tangency of the shape. The clocking angle information is necessary to manufacture hoses.
Clocking angle information is available only for flexible pipes and flexible pipes with straight sections.
You can access clocking angle information through a Drawing report table parameter, an evaluate feature, or in the Report Pipeline dialog box.
Within Creo Parametric, you can obtain information about the clocking angle between fittings in a flexible hose. When two end fittings of a flexible pipe or hose are assembled into a hose and the hose is taken from its routed state to a flattened state, the fittings must be correctly twisted and assembled into the hose. This is done so that the hose fits in the assembly properly without requiring the hose itself to twist. Many fittings are not axially symmetric and require a specific orientation when they are assembled.
Creo Parametric calculates the clocking angle by sliding the initial coordinate system from one end of the flexible pipe until its origin is coincident with the final coordinate system at the other end of the segment. It then determines the angle between the two x-axes of the coordinate systems.