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Anthony
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Creating an extruded length of corrugated steel

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06-12-2012 05:07 AM

I have a question regarding the best way to model a sheet of corrugated steel. I would guess the easiest and quickest method would be to create a profile curve, offset a thickness and extrude this to the desired length. I was wondering how would I go about sketching out an accurate profile curve that could be used to create the form? Many thanks

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Re: Creating an extruded length of corrugated steel

06-12-2012 05:24 AM in reply to: Anthony

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Autodesk-Inventor/MAking-crimp-plate-using-sheet-metal/td-p/3493960

See JD's solution using contour flange.

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Re: Creating an extruded length of corrugated steel

06-12-2012 08:25 AM in reply to: mcgyvr

Hi, thanks for the info but I can't see any step by step guides to the process in the link ? :smileyindifferent:

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Re: Creating an extruded length of corrugated steel

06-12-2012 08:58 AM in reply to: Anthony

Anthony wrote:

Hi, thanks for the info but I can't see any step by step guides to the process in the link ? :smileyindifferent:


I feel like I must be missing something?

 

Did you open the file?

You should be able to reverse engineer any Inventor part file - simply edit the sketches and features.

I recommend you stop whatever you are doing and at least go through the Help>Learning Tools>Tutorials and Skillbuilders.

Then search classes here http://au.autodesk.com

Then search Google on Rob Cohee Inventor YouTube

Then search www.amazon.com for a book.

You might also sign up for a class.

 

Start sheet metal part.

Sketch single line profile.
Contoured Flange.

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