Coping Pipe for Strong Welds in SOLIDWORKS

When welding two pipes together at an angle, just trimming one to the other doesn’t give us a desirable result.

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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:

  1. Create a ruled surface from the inside edge that is Normal to the Surface or Perpendicular to a Vector (Pipe extrude direction).
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  2. Extend the surface toward the inside of the pipe.
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  3. Use “Cut with Surface” with the surface body made in the previous two steps
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  4. Delete the surface body.
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And Voila!

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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

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