Hey. So in the pictures I've attached, you'll see what my issue is. I want to be able to bend and mate the flat surface to be flush with the cylindrical shape at the end. How can I go about doing this without reshaping the flat piece?
In this case, that's the simplest solution. SolidWorks isn't really for soft-body dynamics and it's not a small idea ot support dynamically deforming parts
Now if you have Simulation Pro, you can add loads to the edges of the flat plates and display the deformed mesh as the part body, but I'd say that's overkill.
Postion your stand part (the part with the flat plate) against the wall of the pipe using a tangency mate. Insert a new part onto the front plane of your stand part, Create a join feature in the new part to merge the stand part into it. The join command will hide (not remove) the original stand part. You now have a linked copy of the stand part that you can modify in any way you want without affecting the original. Chop off the flat plate of the end and put in a curved plate in its place.
Exit the new part and exclude it from the bill of materials.
Using this technique, if the diameter of the pipe changes, the deformed part will update correctly. Just make sure you have enough mates on the stand part to fully define its position.
You can't do this with mates.
Create an envelope part showing the deformed version.
Is there an easy way to deform the part to line up with the cone? Or will I have to manually make it curved before I can mate them?
John Burrill wrote: In this case, that's the simplest solution. SolidWorks isn't really for soft-body dynamics.
John Burrill wrote:
In this case, that's the simplest solution. SolidWorks isn't really for soft-body dynamics.
John, I tried that using SOLIDWORKS 2018x SP3.0 and it works. The only limitation is that the cylindrical face has to be created by a revolved or extruded feature.
I know, but the EULA for 2018 says that I can only use it with my left foot, so I've decided to stick with teh present. Nice of them to include that time machine with subscription though.
I am sorry, what year is it?
And I'm using 2014. If it's possible for Solidworks 2014, let me know how to do it.
I am sorry Andre, but I do not know of any such workflow that would work in SW 2014.
Ok. Howcome I see nothing of Solidworks 2018 when I search Google? I am very curious as to what this is.
It is the version I used back (or forward) in 2018. Looks like we do not have it yet available in 2014.
You can also take it as a bad joke, for which I apologize.
I'm glad you finally got your time machine fixed. When can I go for a ride? I can think of a few mistakes I've made that I'd like to un-do.
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