Help! Impossible flanged / mitered sheet metal seam in Solidworks .

Question by b_shell

Ok, so it's probably not impossible, but I've spent a week on it and there has to be an easier way to model this. At issue is the area where the tank bottom piece meets the tank's side walls (the front end of the unit -see pics). Two flanges having different angles meet and then transition into a steeper angle before bending into a "lip". I'm constrained by the actual dimension of the physical tank that I'm modelling. I basically ended up brutishly hacking at it until the over all dimensions of the assembly were what they needed to be. I could really use some help.

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Ion Aguirre
Answered on 3 Jul, 2014 05:53 PM

Are those corners the problem ?
Why not you try with a section sweep along the part path ?


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Ion Aguirre
Answered on 16 Sep, 2014 04:08 PM

Loft a profile with the correct shape along a sketch.

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