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Zaira_engineer_SAE
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Registered: ‎02-22-2013
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Unfolding/ripping round tubing with both ends notched

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02-22-2013 05:34 PM

Hello everyone 

 

I have been trying to unfold round tubing made through the frame generator. 

 

Here are the steps I took: 

1. Used Frame Generator 

* both ends of the tube are notched

2. Opened part and converted into sheet metal

3. Used the following tutorial:

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Autodesk-Inventor/Unfold-a-tube/td-p/3168764

4. Was not working so I drew sketches on both ends of the notched tubing and added points 

5. Used rip tool (point to point) and did not work 

 

* I made sure the thickness was the same 

 

I thought I was doing something wrong so I generated a new round tubing frame with only 1 end notched and the other end flat and followed the tutorial. IT WORKED! 

 

I have came to the conclusion that you can not use the rip tool on tubing that has both ends notched.

Is there a way where I can cut the tubing in half so I have 2 individual pieces/files of tubing with 1 end flat and 1 end notched?  

 

Thank you

 

 

 

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rdyson
Posts: 876
Registered: ‎04-11-2005
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Re: Unfolding/ripping round tubing with both ends notched

02-23-2013 06:44 AM in reply to: Zaira_engineer_SAE

Create the rip before the first split, but the flat pattern will be next to useless.

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JDMather
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Registered: ‎04-20-2006
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Re: Unfolding/ripping round tubing with both ends notched

02-23-2013 12:06 PM in reply to: Zaira_engineer_SAE

How will the part be manufactured?

In the flat pattern will the cut edges be perpendicular to the flat?

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