I want to be able to do Solid Bodies in Sheet Metal ipt's.
Accepted idea [US5315]. Thanks!
So that you can modela complete sheetmetal part and then break it into bits? Like making a deep box with lid in a single part file, break the lid off, break the sides and base into 3 pieces so you can make it? Would need to be smart enough to fix all the broken edges. I like the sound of this and quite do-able.
I agree, I've seen it work on Solid Works, an Inventor needs to make vast inprovements in their sheet-metal enviorment. Adding multi-body support would be a major leap forwards. Improving mittering corners in sheetmettal is a very close runner up.
As a user who uses the sheetmetal within inventor more than any other modelling I agree we should be in a position to use multi-body modelling inside of sheet metal. The sooner the better!
This is very important and we have dozens of customers who would benefit from the ability to design sheet metal assemblies in a part context before using 'make components' to send to sheet metal parts. Autodesk please consider this as a priority.
This is a problem I ran into just yesterday. I was making a part using multi body function, that in the end result was going to be unioned into a single body, but still the system refused to work it as sheet metal, and I really wanted to flatten it out. Working from flat pattern to 3D is not a easy as working from 3D to flat pattern.
What i like to ad to the sheet metal with multibody is an extra feature to made an extension to the first body and a slot in the other. Then the first one will snap/fit in the second one. Call it position helpers for welding or assembly purposes. Itt`s very usefull if we made sheet metal with laser/water/plasma cutters.
This must be fitted in one feature with an option for a clearence between the two body`s/plate`s.
Looks a bit similar to plastic part design wit a snap fit feature first, and a combine feature aftwerwards. But it should be one feature, combined with clearance option.
Wow this exciting, we may be moving forward with this particular problem.
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