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Best method to model a truss

Question asked by Mark Greenwell on Sep 10, 2015
Latest reply on Sep 17, 2015 by Mark Greenwell



What would be the preferred method to model a truss (see picture below), would you use weldments and the different section types and a master layout sketch, or build parts off a fixed part in as assembly?


The bracing section as you can see only goes so far then it is welded to gusset plates on the UC section on the top & bottom boom.

How would you get the bracing section to stop short of the intersection points.

How would you model in the gussets and and how would I trim the section these around the gusset so there were bird mouth slots in the section to allow the gusset plates to slide into the section.


Has anyone got any examples they could share with this type of frame.





Mark (SolidWorks 2015 sp4)