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How best to make a weldment from an Irregular Polygon with 3 to 8 sides?

Question asked by Rob Edwards on Mar 13, 2019
Latest reply on Mar 23, 2019 by Dave Bear

Hey up!

This one's got me a bit stumped. I need to model a simple mitred weldment, the problem is the number of sides can change between 3 and 8.

My first thought was to get all 8 bodies and combine them down to the required number.

 

something like this..

..but combining doesn't play nicely with the cutlist.. It appears my length is double what it should be

 

So my next idea was to make a snake. and I could delete what I don't need, but then I'm stuck with the last mitre unless I add extra temp segments to the head/tail

Should I make 6 separate parts or 6 structural member features.. ie 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8?

 

or is there an elegant way to make it work?

 

I think I'll have a go at 6 features and check back for suggestions.

 

All the best

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