How do I close a open surface(pit) formed by joining three truss elements at the edge?
I am trying to close the open area. Can someone please suggest an idea?
I'd use Weldments for this. The first step is to roll back your model.
Place the mouse over the bar and roll the model back to the first two sketches:
once the cursor is over that bar, you should see
Roll it back to your first two sketches. Then you need to change those sketches to be real lines, not construction lines by selecting all the lines and unchecking this box:
Now you can assign weldment profiles to your lines:
(I have attached a configured solid rod weldment profile, place it in your weldment profiles folder.)
Then assign a profile to the different line segments by adding new groups:
Now here's where weldments helps with your problem...See those purple dots above? Click on one, and you'll see the following dialog pop up:
By selecting the different options, you can get what you are after:
Use the roll back bar to roll the model forward a little bit and rinse and repeat.
Selecting DeleteFace and the three surfaces will give you a point.
Alternatively, you could make a FillSurface and make a more rounded end.
There a multiple ways to get to where you want to go so I'm sure there are more suggestions from others.
Thank you Alex. The delete option worked fine. I used the delete and fill option with tangent and that what I want. I appreciate your help.
Nice solution and walkthrough Matt!
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