3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 10, 2013 5:56 PM by Jerry Steiger

    How to "fillet" cyllinders in a truss?

    Adam Bird

      Hi all,

       

      I have a truss consisting of cyllindrical rods. The nodes are currently sharp corners where the cyllinders impinge. I want to smooth out these corner. So for example, I have an equilateral triangle. The edges are made up of cyllinders. There are sphere of radius equal to the cyllinder radius at the corners, so the exterior corners are smooth. I would like to smooth out the interior corners.

       

      Basically i want to do a fillet, but on cyllinders instead of lines.

       

      Any help is greatly appreciated.

       

      Thanks,

       

      Adam