I'm trying to model a PSM part. It is supposed to be a "double-pitched" basin (see image with the 4 different lengths of vertical corners shown in a 3D Sketch).
What feature should I be able to use to connect all 4 sides into a "bottom" for this part?
I've successfully created a tab on the strange plane, but then creating the side flanges was difficult to work out due to all the strange angles. Now I've taken a different approach, of creating a tab on the Top Plane, hoping to work down to the bottom of the pan and "fill" it in.
and here is the promised video what I would suggest for modelling this part.
Sorry for not being able to upload it directly to the psot.
Seems that the forum interface at the moment is a little bit overloaded
@hawcad's example is a great use of the convert from solid...
another approch might have been to simply create a "Bounded Surface" for the bottom and then simply "Thicken" it.??
Nice one buddy!....when I read this post on my phone this morning, that is exactly the process that came to mind.
I'd have communicated a similar video, if you hadn't. But your video looks way better anyway.
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Cool video, thanks for making it!
I will give that a try.
Just to be clear, there's no way to do this in Ordered, using a sheet metal feature to merge flanges or something?
Thank you again.
just to be clear - this ONLY can be done in ORDERED!
I only created the body in sync, since I think this is easier for me and more flexible when changing it.
But this is on YOu how and where You will create the body feature for converting to sheet metal.
Two rail path and profile might be the right way to get started.
Or your "work your way down" starting with sheet metal would be my approach from scratch if you were confident the design would not need to be edited later.
If you had 8 vertical planes and 1 ground plane and 1 sloped plain to start the design, then it would be easier to "dial-in" or fine tune later when anybody comes back and states: we need another 1/8" in this corner. With that method, all of the tab sketches would be includes from the planes and the flanges would replace some edges with included lines from the planes. This is how I work most of the time because the shop or client comes back very often asking for a minor edit to make things fit up better.