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Tubular frame joints in Pro E

Tubular frame joints in Pro E

Tubular frame joints in Pro E

(OP)
Hello everyone,

I am currently trying to model a tubular frame in Pro E wildfire 3.0. The frame a rectangular prism, and I am trying to model one of the corners consisting of 3 tubes welded together at 90*. I do NOT need to include the actual weld, but rather just the overall shape and geometry of the corner. I have read that most people would create a trajectory using datum curves or a sketch, and then sweep a protrusion to create the actual tubes. Using this method, I can only get 2 of the 3 tubes to form, and they are connected by a bend, rather than a right angle "weld". Another technique that I tried is simply creating 3 separate protrusions along the 3 separate curves. This gives a corner piece that has an unfinished outer corner, and I believe is not the ideal way to model a frame. I am not really sure what to try from here, so any help is appreciated. Thank you in advance.

RE: Tubular frame joints in Pro E

Are you wanting the three tubular pieces to meet with a sharp outside point (i.e. all three tubes are mitered so that when joined, no bores are visible)? Or are you butting two tubes against the third?

RE: Tubular frame joints in Pro E

(OP)
I apologize for not responding soon. That project got pushed back and I kind of forgot to come back here. Yes, I am trying to join 3 tubes to a sharp point.

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