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I have a mate question

Question asked by Dan Tegman on Feb 13, 2009
Latest reply on Feb 16, 2009 by Kelvin Lamport
I have drawn a five gore sheet metal elbow, but now I need to mate the five parts.

Unlike a saw cut through structural pipe, the edges are not flat surfaces, because sheet metal in the real world will pucker on one edge and draw in on the opposite.

Did I explain that right???

Now my problem is how do I mate these gores? I have a .010 seam in each and I can mate two corners and that looks really good until you zoom in or check the final angle of the elbow and that leaves a gap on the inside radius of the elbow, so now my 90 deg. angle is somewhere less than that.

What should I do???