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How to join two sheet metals?

jan_zbornikjan_zbornik Member Posts: 2 EDU
I used Sheet metal model (thicken) and got two separate sheet metals. I need to join them, but the function make a joint does not work. Any suggestion? 

Answers

  • mlaflecheCADmlaflecheCAD Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 86
    Thanks for sharing this.  Currently there is no way to join two completed separate sheet metal Bodies created by two sheet metal master features.  A way around this is to create an envelope part that represents the final volume of the part as a normal solid and use the thicken or convert option to have all the relevant faces included in the same sheet metal feature or use flanges and offset them to match using the powerful move face command.
    Regards,
    Mike LaFleche   @mlaflecheCAD
  • Jake_RosenfeldJake_Rosenfeld Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,568
    @jan_zbornik

    If your two pieces of sheet metal were created in the same "Sheet metal model" feature, and appear in the same flat (as they look to be doing in your flat view), they will be joinable.  (As Mike says, if they are from different "Sheet metal model" features, they will not be joinable, but this does not appear to be the case in your question.)

    Usually I would suggest the Tab feature for joining different bodies of the same model:
    https://cad.onshape.com/help/Content/sheetmetaltab.htm

    But that will not work in this case.  If you share the link to your doc (instructions here: https://forum.onshape.com/discussion/9107/forum-post-checklist-read-this-first) we can work on a specific solution.

    Otherwise generally here I would agree with Mike, you'll probably need to go back and set up the sheet metal in a way that these pieces start off joined, rather than starting off disconnected and attempting to join them later.
    Jake Rosenfeld - Modeling Team
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