Wondering why my structural member is coming in at an angle rather than squared up with x and y as usual. It is "twisted" but angle in properties is 0.00. I know I can align it using a reference object but I shouldn't have to. Thoughts?
I've seen this behavior some times but could not reproduce or find the reason for it. So use the align tool and save your day
is it possible that you clicked a solid sketch line (the one to fhe left) rather the centre sketch line - looks like that:) (but it seems to obivious to be just that)
I tend to agree, if you look closely, the bottom edge of the top right corner of the structural member follows and is parallel to the solid sketch line, not the construction line. In fact, it is not possible to use construction lines for weldments.
So, because the solid line is at a slight angle, actually compound angles, to the rest of geometry, this is why this particular member is "twisted".
As a solution, I agree with Deepak, by using the align tool.
I also have noticed this on the last frame I did.
It only effected beams that were like a diagonal brace between two members.
Beams that were straight were ok, I also had to align to a reference to get them to look correct.
Just thought I must have had some settings wrong so carried on.
There was also only one sketch line to choose for the beam position,.
They come in the way they were originally drawn...
Can you please explain what you mean by "originally drawn".
The structural members I used were form the downloaded files, not ones I had created myself.
The line used for the position of these members was just a sketched line.
My definition for "original drawn" is;
As you know, creating a part you need to draw it on a plane and that initial plane and the direction of the sketch is how your part will pull in, unless you change the part orientation within the original drawn file.
The easiest explanation I can think of is;
Select the Right plane and create a diagonal line to create your part. after you extrude the part select the front plane and view the part from there, it will appear crooked. So when you insert that same part in another assembly it will pull in as you have shown.
these are structural members not an extruded sketch.
Member drawn on Right Plane
Member viewed on Front Plane. This looks ok to me, what was happening was the tube was slightly rotated.
As other have said they have seen this behaviour before.
Ok, got it - I was focusing on the angle not the twist.
Yes it does seem to be random, and I did just use the align tool. Looks like it might effect only members that are not horizontal or vertical.
However as you said it seems to be random.
Have to see if other have noticed this behaviour.
And some time if align does not work (if all others are in same group), then I make a new group and use align for that member only.
Thanks all. Random quirk it seems. Now is there some type of reporting tool so Solidworks can fix this issue in future software or are they already aware of it?
Looks like the member is on the wrong sketch line, mabye adjust the sketch so that it is collinear to contruction line?
No. Member was on correct line.
Hi. Hope you have been helped. If not, you will find that if you select the diagonal line first it will tend to be out of square. It can also happen if you select the diagonal line as a separate feature. The best way to solve this is to start with horizontal or vertical lines first. If this is not possible, for example if your frame does not have V or H lines, draw in a construction line to use as a reference element for manual alignment. I have found that this works. Another solution is to look at your Weldment profile. Make sure all the geometry is defined in terms of being vertical and horizontal. I have reworked my standard section profiles and, "touch wood", have not had this occur.
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