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Feature script beams butt joint

bill_de_la_vegabill_de_la_vega Member Posts: 20 EDU
I created a beam profile for 1-5/8 inch Unistrut.  I'm trying to trim the butt joints but no matter which direction I choose for the vertex of the butt joint, it does not seem to trim the beams correctly.

I tried using Boolean subtract, but that did not work either.

https://cad.onshape.com/documents/865c20a35eb4b7134ecbabb5/w/42b70eca336e90614e8b0cac/e/99e26040134305c6f34c80ba

Comments

  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 2,197
    How should it look? I think there is too much going on there for the beam algorithm to fathom out. You may have to create them in 2 separate beam features. However the rolled edge does not give you a face to trim up to. You may have to edit the profile to add a small flat face mid-way through the hem. 
    Neil Cooke, Director of Technical Marketing, Onshape Inc.
  • bill_de_la_vegabill_de_la_vega Member Posts: 20 EDU
    edited May 2018
    I apologize I should have shown how it's supposed to go.  I made an assembly showing this in the document.

    I looked at the profile there is a small flat already there.
  • bigrogfbigrogf Member Posts: 10
    I guess that you fixed it, but wouldn't they normally be a mitre joint anyway?
    I apologize I should have shown how it's supposed to go.  I made an assembly showing this in the document.

    I looked at the profile there is a small flat already there.

  • bill_de_la_vegabill_de_la_vega Member Posts: 20 EDU
    bigrogf said:
    I guess that you fixed it, but wouldn't they normally be a mitre joint anyway?
    I apologize I should have shown how it's supposed to go.  I made an assembly showing this in the document.

    I looked at the profile there is a small flat already there.

    No, not in this case.  The beams are called uni-strut and are designed to be held together with 90° clamps and hardware.  They are not usually welded.
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