SOLIDWORKS Part Reviewer: Tetrapod Weldment Tutorial

Picture-RegularTetrapod Weldment: To begin, the tetrapod leg is inserted into this weldment as a part. The Cap Plane feature creates a plane for the planar caps. Considering the intended construction is welding together the sheet metal legs – two of the legs are rotated 120° so that the initial weld seam that holds the cone’s shape will be patterned evenly throughout the entire weldment.

Download: Tetrapod Weldment
Complexity: Moderate
Features: Cap Plane, Boss Extrude, Circular Pattern 


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DraftSight Download: In conjunction with DraftSight, Dassault Systèmes’ 2D CAD product, the 2D drawing(.dwg) file of the Tetrapod Weldment is now available for download here.


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