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johnsonshiue
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Re: 'Apply Smooth' on sheet metal parts?

10-01-2012 03:19 PM in reply to: robbieg

Hi! Here is another solution without having to remodel too much. Basically, you just need to create Thicken features to replace the lump having the non-perpendicular detail faces due to the cuts.

After that, you can right-click on the Flat Pattern node in the browser -> Save Copy As -> select DXF -> OK. You might need to adjust the spline conversion tolerance in the DXF OUT process to get the desirable result.

Please let me know if it works for you.

Thanks!

 



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Re: 'Apply Smooth' on sheet metal parts?

10-01-2012 03:56 PM in reply to: johnsonshiue

After looking at Johnson's solution - I realize I missed one feature in my "solution", but you should be able to figure out and adjust.

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Re: 'Apply Smooth' on sheet metal parts?

10-08-2012 08:31 AM in reply to: JDMather

I have now got the part to where you left off regarding the cuts etc. (attached) Can you advise how i go about outputting the splines as chords?

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Re: 'Apply Smooth' on sheet metal parts?

10-08-2012 03:41 PM in reply to: johnsonshiue

Hi! Attached is a DXF file output from Inventor Flat Pattern. I used 1mm Linear tolerance (instead of default 0.01mm). Could you take a look and see if it works? If the result is what you are looking for, you can simply do the following to get the same result.

1) Open the Inventor part in Inventor.

2) Activate Flat Pattern to see the Flat Pattern.

3) Right-click on Flat Pattern icon -> Save Copy As -> select DXF or DWG -> Geometry -> change the tolerance from 0.01mm to 1mm ->OK.

 

Please let me know if it works for you.

Thanks!

 



Johnson Shiue (johnson.shiue@autodesk.com)
Principal SQA Engineer, Inventor
Mechanical Design
Autodesk, Inc.

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Re: 'Apply Smooth' on sheet metal parts?

10-09-2012 02:23 AM in reply to: johnsonshiue

Thankyou that is much closer to what I am looking for, I will have a play around but it looks like I have my solution, cheers

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