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Sheetmetal Flat Pattern Errors

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01-16-2013 11:35 AM

I have attached a small Sheetmetal I-Part that is fairly representative of a lot of the work we wish to accomplish using Inventor. Stepping through the table and activating each row therein changes the model smoothly and there are no errors. But as soon as I create a flat pattern for ANY of the rows, I get the error message shown in the first of the attached JPEG images. When I choose Accept, Inventor creates the Flat Pattern, but there are no errors that I can discover (see 2nd JPEG), not even when I expand all the children.

 

Now that a Flat Pattern exists, activating other rows of the Table result in the error message each time. Delete the Flat Pattern and stepping through the Table returns no errors at all. The folded part is robust and the flat patterns have no interferences or obvious errors, so I am mystified and wonder if anyone can shed some light on this.

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Re: Sheetmetal Flat Pattern Errors

01-16-2013 04:15 PM in reply to: CrAzY-MiKe

I'm still on 2012, so i couldn't look at the parts in question, but i will give the same advice i give to everyone here: try changing the bend radius.  Don't ask me why, but IV seems very particular about the bend radius, and sometimes bumping it, even by a few thou up or down is enough to clear these types of phantom errors.

 

I hope this helps!

 

John

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Re: Sheetmetal Flat Pattern Errors

01-18-2013 06:36 AM in reply to: CrAzY-MiKe

Thanks, but the problem here is that a bunch of bends converge on a single point, and Inventor automatically subtracts as much material as needed so the bend extents don't overlap. Then I'm adding a standard Flange. Here's a snapshot of the model you couldn't open...

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