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Trimming Structual Steel Shapes in MDT6

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I have two steel rectangular tubings that intersect and meet at a 45. How can I trim the angled tubing so I end up with two mating parts. I keep getting "No Solids Detected" when trying to use verious commands.


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Hello catbdcg,

Is it possible that the two tubes are not actually solids in MDT? Were they imported from another system or created in AutoCAD and opened in MTD for example? If you are getting the message "No solids detected" then you need to determine why they are not considered solids. Did you create them in MDT? What MDT commands are you using to trim them?

It's also possible that the intersections of the two tubes are such that one cannot trim the other. Did you try positioning a plane at the proper intersecting angle and then try trimming both tubes to the plane? That's a method but first you need to find out what's wrong with the tube geometry. It sounds like they are not native MDT solid features.

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Date: Jan/03/06 - 23:42 (CST) NEW!
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Re: Trimming Structual Steel Shapes in MDT6
If your using the power parts - steel shapes, then suppress the fillets (round corners - inside and out) chamfer the edge you want to mitre (45 deg for a 90 deg corner) then unsuppress the fillets.
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Thankyou for your reply,

The steel shapes are created with MDT6 Power Pack. I have found another method for creating the angle cut I require and is as follows.

1. Change the Sketch Plane to be parallel with the suface you want to trim.
2. On this Sketch Plane draw a shape (square, rectangle, circle, etc..) that exceeds the amount of surface to trim.
3. Make the part to trim active in the browser.
4. Solve the shape as a profile, the profile will be added to the part to be trimmed.
5. Extrude the profile the amount needed to fully trim the steel by right clicking the profile in the browser and click on extrude. Make sure the the extrude command is set to Cut.
6. A extrusionblind_1 will be created under the part that can be edited later if needed.

I hope this helps anyone who is having the same problem.

Regards

catbdcg
 

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:) Hello catbdcg. In case you are still interested in this question, we posted it on the Autodesk Discussion Forum. Just today there has been quite a few posts to the thread. In case you are still interested, here is the thread link again:

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