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sps_cad_guy
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Mitering tube

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01-04-2013 06:39 AM

I am needing to create some new parts with miters that will reflect how they will be cut on our tube laser.

I have attached a part sample that someone else has created. I have no idea how to change this into a part that will work for me, so I'm wanting to start brand new.

I am needing the surface of the miter to be perpendicular to the material all through the miter.

How would I accomplish this?

I appreciate your help with this.

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JDMather
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Re: Mitering tube

01-04-2013 09:58 AM in reply to: sps_cad_guy

The part you posted has two different types of miters.

For the straight through cut type use Split with an angled sketch line (or a workplane) to cut the part.

For the perpendicular to material face (I assume you will be creating from flat and then folding up) Extrude the profile as a surface body rather than solid body, then Split or Trim the surface as above and then Thicken.

 

Attach your attempts at these two techniques if you can't figure it out.

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Re: Mitering tube

01-04-2013 10:42 AM in reply to: sps_cad_guy

Here's my attempt.  JD, yours still needs some trimming if it is to be used for a real miter, since there's a chunk protruding into the 45° face:

sheet metal miter.PNG

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Re: Mitering tube

01-04-2013 11:59 AM in reply to: sbixler

I have never worked with solid bodies or surface bodies, so I went with sbixlers part.

I think I have it close, but when I mirror the second half, a couple of the cuts don't

mirror over.

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks again for the help.

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Re: Mitering tube

01-04-2013 12:08 PM in reply to: sps_cad_guy

In the Mirror feature, choose "Mirror a solid" instead of "Mirror individual features".

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01-04-2013 12:11 PM in reply to: sbixler

Worked perfectly! Thank you so very much.

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