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Sheet Metal Cylinder

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11-17-2002 11:53 PM
I am having trouble trying to figure out how to roll up a sheet metal piece into a full, 360 degree cylinder. Could anyone instruct me, or point me to the proper online tutorial.

Thank you,
Brad
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Re: Sheet Metal Cylinder

11-17-2002 11:59 PM in reply to: BradBielawski
brad, see "cylindrical tube in sheet metal to flat pattern" post on nov 14th 2002. -Joe
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11-18-2002 12:15 AM in reply to: BradBielawski
Thanks Joe, but I guess I needed to clarify a bit more. I need to do the reverse of your situation. I have a flat pattern that already has cutouts, which needs to be rolled into a cylinder. Can this be done in inventor? Brad
*Dotson, Sean
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11-18-2002 12:28 AM in reply to: BradBielawski
See CF for a way to cheat.  You can use the
fold command to curl a flat piece of metal.  I just made up some radii so
it's not a 360 cyl but you get the idea...

 

Maybe some of the sheetmetal masters have a better
idea...


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Sean Dotson, PE

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...sleep is for the
weak..
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Thanks
Joe, but I guess I needed to clarify a bit more. I need to do the reverse of
your situation. I have a flat pattern that already has cutouts, which needs to
be rolled into a cylinder. Can this be done in inventor?
Brad
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Posts: 6
Registered: ‎04-03-2003
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11-18-2002 01:11 AM in reply to: BradBielawski
Thanks, Sean. I checked out your example and was able to duplicate it. Brad.
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11-18-2002 04:49 AM in reply to: BradBielawski
Sorry Sean,
would like to see your example. I am new to this format. What is CF and how do I get there.
Regards,
Gil Peel
*Dotson, Sean
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11-18-2002 05:24 AM in reply to: BradBielawski

 

If you are new to the NG I would suggest reading
the FAQ I post weekly.  Search for *** and you'll find it.  It has
lots of other good info.

 

Cheers!


--
Sean Dotson, PE

href="http://www.sdotson.com">http://www.sdotson.com

...sleep is for the
weak..
-----------------------------------------


style="PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">
Sorry
Sean,
would like to see your example. I am new to this format. What is CF
and how do I get there.
Regards,
Gil Peel

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