How to fix this trim problem?
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29 days ago

I am trying to make a frame that looks pretty much like a cube. I want to keep the position and the way they are welded the same, but that's when the problem occures. The trimmed angle beams are only trimmed where they touch the vertical beam. The last bit of the inside of the corner is not trimmed. In real life you would not be able to make it that way. Is there anyway to fix this problem in the way that the beam is just completly cut off straight when it hits the vertical beam?

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Categories: Modeling and Assemblies, Weldments

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Last comment By: Ned Hutchinson   Tue, 22 May 2018 05:07:52 GMT
Re: How to fix this trim problem?

I tried your example but got different results but that is because your angle profile has full rounded ends.  However, it is still not how it would be done in reality.  Is there a way to fix this?  Yes, but not automatically.  I looked at using the trim tool but it only partial solves the problem and requires the creation of planes or other geometry.  My recommendation would be to create cut extrudes to finish trim the angles.

 

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By: Solid Air  Sat, 19 May 2018 14:27:39 GMT
Re: How to fix this trim problem?

There are only not automatic ways in your case.

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It`s not a technological way.

And a technological way.

In any case, it is good practice to use several features instead of one.

In your case - one for top frame, one for legs and one for braces. Don`t put all members in one feature. And it`s a rare case when it is possible to use automatic trim/extend feature because of manufacturing (technological) conditions.

By: Igor Fomenko  Sat, 19 May 2018 15:23:12 GMT
Re: How to fix this trim problem?

Igor,

 

All depends on the structural shape being used.

By: Solid Air  Sat, 19 May 2018 16:27:58 GMT
Re: How to fix this trim problem?

What is the purpose of making like above whereas there is a easy way to do so?

 

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By: Maha Nadarasa  Sat, 19 May 2018 17:04:54 GMT
Re: How to fix this trim problem?

Thanks for the replies. I was wondering if there was an automatic way, but it turns out there's not (unless you change the structure). The extruded cut fixed my problem. Thanks for that idea!

By: Joost Van Benten  Sat, 19 May 2018 18:49:06 GMT
Re: How to fix this trim problem?

4 less parts and the legs will be one peice

By: Ned Hutchinson  Tue, 22 May 2018 05:07:52 GMT
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