Louise Yi

How to connect a cylinder with a flat plate and flatten all parts?

Discussion created by Louise Yi on Mar 26, 2020
Latest reply on Apr 6, 2020 by Krzysztof Szpakowski

I want to connect a cylinder/tube with a flat plate and then flatten all of them. The picture below is what I get with non-sheet metal features. But I don't know how to achieve them in sheet metal. 

 

For the tube and the plate, I can use two base flanges, but they will be two separate bodies, and how to combine them and flatten at the same time?

For the connection, I can use lofted bend but it looks really bad and broken at some places.

I attach the model in sheet metal for reference. Does anyone have some suggestions? Thanks!

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Seems there is no perfect solution for it in sheet metal. Finally we make part of the cylinder to be flat so as to connect to the flat plate. 

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