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jletcher
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Re: Embedding Excel into Sheet Metal template

09-11-2012 08:21 AM in reply to: Breeze104

Well then that would be the 1st thing you need to do is set up sheet metal styles..

 

Ok more to ask in order to help.

 

 

1. Do you make flat patterns of the sheet metal for DXF?

2. Do you have a list of the bend deductions to set up sheet metal styles?

3. Do you use Stainless Steel and hot roll and cold roll?

 

This is the 1st thing we need to do..


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Re: Embedding Excel into Sheet Metal template

09-11-2012 08:26 AM in reply to: Breeze104

Yes because Code is way different and I am not sure if embedding will allow multi list.

 

Again this is not a good way to do this.............

 

And you need to set up styles 1st.............


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Re: Embedding Excel into Sheet Metal template

09-11-2012 08:26 AM in reply to: jletcher

1. Do you make flat patterns of the sheet metal for DXF? YES

2. Do you have a list of the bend deductions to set up sheet metal styles? NO, we have an old Hyd break w/backstop and everything we break varies 1-2deg due to cheap metal and old loose equipment.

3. Do you use Stainless Steel and hot roll and cold roll? Mostly Cold Roll

 

Because of our equipment and the steel we get there is very little to no consistency when breaking which makes it really hard, very time consuming and unpractical (so I have been told) to test the multitude of parts we break needed to come up with an accurate bend table.

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Re: Embedding Excel into Sheet Metal template

09-11-2012 08:31 AM in reply to: Breeze104

Ok then we have work to set up this right..

 

1. Do you make flat patterns of the sheet metal for DXF? YES

 

  Ok then we need to set this up so they work...

 

2. Do you have a list of the bend deductions to set up sheet metal styles? NO, we have an old Hyd break w/backstop and everything we break varies 1-2deg due to cheap metal.

 

Bend deduction has nothing to do with the degree has to do with the stretching of sheet metal when bending..

We will need this to set you up right.. Or the DXF files will not be right.

 

3. Do you use Stainless Steel and hot roll and cold roll? Mostly Cold Roll

   

    Good less to set up :smileyhappy:

 

 

 

 


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Re: Embedding Excel into Sheet Metal template

09-11-2012 08:44 AM in reply to: jletcher

Just went back and read one of your postings I had missed.....

 

iLogic is totally new to me and I am learning as I go, so, if there is a better or easier way to do what I need to do then I am open to suggestions..This method is not set in stone.

 

I am an old construction worker so my philosophy is "If there is a better tool to make my work easier...GET IT ASAP"...:smileywink::smileyvery-happy:

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Re: Embedding Excel into Sheet Metal template

09-11-2012 09:05 AM in reply to: jletcher

"Bend deduction has nothing to do with the degree has to do with the stretching of sheet metal when bending..

We will need this to set you up right.. Or the DXF files will not be right."

 

I guess maybe I didn't explain very well.  The metal we get, varies a lot in its stretch ability.  We can grab 1 piece break it just fine and then grab another (from the same stack cut from the same sheet) and we might have to rebreak it again to get it close to what we need.  Then the next piece will over break and it will have to be either thrown away or flattened and rebroke.  And all of this is coming from the same stack of parts.  It is very aggravating for the guys doing the work and for me not being able to create a table that works.

 

For the most part the standard KFactor settings in Inventor work..if that helps any.

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Re: Embedding Excel into Sheet Metal template

09-11-2012 09:57 AM in reply to: Breeze104

It does but it sounds like you don't use the right punch and die for bending. Bending is my background I have over 20 years in sheet metal.

 

Metal will vary but if you have the right tooling it is not as bad.

 

But ok we will work with this.

 

What you need to do is set up your sheet metal styles something like this :

 

Sheet Metal.JPG

 

Now if you Don't use stainless steel you can leave it out but set them all up then post so I can see and I will try to write an ilogic code to do what you want..

 

 


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Re: Embedding Excel into Sheet Metal template

09-11-2012 10:44 AM in reply to: jletcher

Is this what you were lookiing for??

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Re: Embedding Excel into Sheet Metal template

09-11-2012 10:50 AM in reply to: Breeze104

Is it standard to use the "A" angles for the "Report Bending Angle" ?

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Re: Embedding Excel into Sheet Metal template

09-11-2012 10:52 AM in reply to: Breeze104

Yes it is what I need..

 

You asked "

 

Is it standard to use the "A" angles for the "Report Bending Angle" ?

 

I don't folow the question can you rephrase?


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