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Swept path for sheet metal part

Question asked by Duncan Gillis on Jun 8, 2013
Latest reply on Jun 11, 2013 by Duncan Gillis

Hi all,

 

I'm currently designing a staircase for a client, and i need to be able to create the swept path shown below in sheet metal. I have attached my skeleton model that has the basic structure to it.

 

here's the image of what it will roughly look like:

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and below is where I'm currently at with the design.

 

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It must follow the 2 arcs shown below in plan view and be at the heights set by 'Stair Rail Profile Sketch 1' to 'Stair Rail Profile Sketch 4' - this is 100mm off each step leading edge.

 

The make up will be a top panel, and 2 side panels.

 

I've tried numerous methods, splines, arcs, projected curves etc but I can't seem to get the profiles to match to create a nice curve.

 

Appreciate and help or advice to get me out of a bind.

 

Thanks

Duncan

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