Can anybody take a look at this and suggest a better modling technique?
How do I make a weld on the seams?
Can I make this in the sheet metal environment instead of making a solid and converting?
Good morning John,
The only thing I would do different here is; the flange would be a different part and I would end up with a two part assembly.
The SW welds work in the assembly mode, where you weld one part to the other, I don't think you can weld the part edges like you want, however someone else might know better......
Thanks for the reply John. I completely agree with the flange. I forgot I had done that, I just did it for this model because I was too lazy to create an assembly. For the real deal I will make an assembly.
It seems like I should be able to make all the flanges from within the sheet metal environment and not have to creat a solid, shell it and then convert to sheet metal.
With 2012 you can model the part in a solid and then convert it to sheet metal which is a really nice feature.
Are you saying you could model the part in a single pc and than not adding the flange. You could do that, however I think it would be cosmetically appealing the way you have it. Personal choice
This is also why almost all differential covers are stamped not formed. For two reasons, fluid flow (minmal sharp edges to disrupt flow). The other would be the large amount of welding to make this tight. There would be so much distortion from all that welding it would be hard to keep it flat, not to mention the amount of time.
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