Jocelyn Erchul

Radiused Top Caps for Fencing - Issues

Discussion created by Jocelyn Erchul on Jan 11, 2021
Latest reply on Jan 11, 2021 by Krzysztof Szpakowski

Hey everyone! Struggling and hoping my lovely forum folks can help me out.

 

I'm designing a fence panel system with formed, radiused sheet metal panels. Our standard design here at work is to add a 3" x 1/4" top rail, but I am having some difficulties matching the radii and I'm not entirely sure what I'm doing wrong.

 

This is a portion of the fence, and it looks like the top rail is matching up:

 

But this is the condition top rail joints:

 

 

And this is the condition at inline posts (they should match up without post exposure):

 

 

The panels are all designed with R264. I've tried matching the same radii to the top rails, and I've tried converting entities of the panel to the top rail design and offsetting.. but nothing is working as well as I'd prefer.

 

I can provide more information as necessary.. just frustrated because this seems like such a simple task but my models don't want to cooperate. Thanks in advance!

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