I want to create a model in solidworks of this shape, is it possible?
If you knit all the surfaces together and then thicken it. Or maybe you can analyze shell elements?
Yes, I believe it is.
A model that looks like it, yes.
A model that can be fold and unfold, don't think so.
Thanks Federick to this question and one too.
So kind of you
You have no idea
na just make each fold a part then do limit angle mate
I would probably sketch the edges in 3D sketch, and then fill in the surfaces over the 3D sketch. It would be difficult, but doable.
So after filling the wireframe with surfaces, will it be recognized as a solid part?
If not, is there another way to do it so that a solid part/assembly can be created?
I have to do a stress analysis on a part with a similar geometry to that crane
Yeah, thin shell elements
It takes about 15 minutes, and only a few swear words.And yes, it's solid. I used a similar technique to do the F-117 below.
Matt Lombard wrote: It takes about 15 minutes, and only a few swear words.And yes, it's solid. I used a similar technique to do the F-117 below.
Matt Lombard wrote:
Can you post your file? I don't want to start from scratch, and want to see if it's possible to do this with Sheet Metal.
Sheet metal? No, I doubt that can be done very much, at least not straight brake stuff. It's not all flat. Although it can be done with paper, so maybe. But to do that, you'd have to have a completely different approach. I don't think my model will help you at all. It's 2 sketches - one flat representing all edges on the plane of symmetry, and one 3D sketches with all other edges. Doesn't take into account any panels folded in on itself or overlapping panels.
Theoretically - Yes, it should be able to be done in Sheet Metal (if it can be folded in real life) - the only caveat is that where there corners of the paper fold, it needs to have some relief. Does anyone want to give it a try?
Thanks for the reply, and also to be insightful as well!
I was able to knit all the surfaces, for a particular form.
However, I was unable to thicken them.
Can you please tell me what is the problem?
Not a SW related answer sorry.. but I found this entertaining
"Origami Software from Scratch" by Robby Kraft - YouTube
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