Any help would be appreciated. I created this by using individual tubes and mated them together.
Simple answer, yes.
It's not automatic though.
You will need to create 2 planes to trim to.
Are the welds ground flush?
If yes, why the effort to mitre this way?
A single mitre + butt joint will accomplish the same end result.
2816 wrote: Are the welds ground flush?If yes, why the effort to mitre this way? A single mitre + butt joint will accomplish the same end result.
I tried replicating the same using a single mitre + butt joint but I'm not getting what you have accomplished with using planes. I'm not sure is that is an option in SW2k10 but SW09 I'm unable to do so. Can you put an example to create the model with a single mitre + butt joint i.e without planes.
what i meant was, if the welds are ground flush the end product will look the same.
3 items w/ compound mitre vs. 2 items w/ single mitre
6 saw cuts vs. 2 saw cuts
This is easy, easy, easy to do. You don't need planes. You need to use 2 Groups inside a single weldment feature. Groups were introduced with 2009, and greatly improved weldment features. I've attached a short video showing how easy it is to do with Groups. Sorry for the size.
Summary: At the joint you're interested in, click on the purple dot. Set the "trim order" to be the same for both groups. They will miter each other.
I never knew you could do that.
What about cut lists? Does it create a problem with the angle call-outs on that one end? (Sorry if this is a dumb question... I havent had my coffee yet)
That part I couldn't tell you. We don't generally use cutlists. In practice, I would agree with Kenneth on the actual fabrication of this joint. Unless this is a pretty special situation (such as fluid flow or something) I think it would be a difficult joint to cut, clamp, and weld all 3 pieces at the same time while keeping the whole thing square.
Thanks Josh, works nice. It is not there in the help files. May be some day...
It is in the help files, although not extremely well explained. Check the section titled "Weldments Overview".
i fought with that for about 25 min before making my planes.
Thanks much this was new for me.
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