When welding two pipes together at an angle, just trimming one to the other doesn’t give us a desirable result.
In order to have a strong weld between the two pipes, we need to have a pipe wall that is a constant thickness.
The steps to get a constant wall thickness:
- Create a ruled surface from the inside edge that is Normal to the Surface or Perpendicular to a Vector (Pipe extrude direction).
- Extend the surface toward the inside of the pipe.
- Use “Cut with Surface” with the surface body made in the previous two steps
- Delete the surface body.
A video version of the walkthrough:
The next video walks through creating a reusable template for different angles and different Outer and Inner Diameters.
In order to have a strong weld between the two pipes, we need to have a pipe wall that is a constant thickness. This video runs through a demonstration of how to accomplish this in SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD.
Written by Greg Dawes, Application Engineer @ DASI Solutions