Is it possible to remove bends from a pipe or conduit?
You can right-click on the pipe or conduit and select Bend > Remove All Bends. This will remove all bends on a given conduit. You can also remove individual bends by right-clicking on a specific bend in the pipe and choosing Bend > Remove Bend.
There is not a way to do this in bulk, but if you have updated geometry, you could update the model using ModelBuilder. If you do not have updated geometry, you could export the conduit table to an Excel file by clicking Export to File and changing the file format to Excel. As long as the start and stop nodes are correctly defined, when you update the model using ModelBuilder, the bends should not appear when the pipes are updated.
Converting nodes to bends