I am new to Inventor and I ahve been trying to creat a wing rib similar to the one in the picture. I have been successful in recreating the basic shape itself, but I cannot figure out how to make the bend to the "lightening hole" (circle).
Any help would be seriously appreciated...
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Attach the ipt file of what you have attempted so far - or at least indicate what version of Inventor you are using.
Do you need a sheet metal part that will give Flat Pattern - in that case look into Punch features.
otherwise - looks like a simple countersink and shell feature.
I am using Inventor 2014
What i am trying to do is make this model so I can flatten it out and use it for a template for cutting out a new wing rib. I will be doing this with a bunch of other ribs as well, so I really haven't saved any files thus far as I am trying to learn the workflow.
When you do save a file - attach it here for pointers.
You might go through these -
I made a quick example file for how the wing rib would look.
You could make a punch that created the countersunk hole.
It's not really very intuitive to do, but you can seach google for a tutorial.
But creating it as a solid and then "shelling" would also work.