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adavis
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Bending round bar

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08-29-2011 12:03 PM

Can you let me know if you can bend round bar from the content center or if I have to use a spine or loft command.  I have inventor premium and do not have the piping and tube option. 

 

thanks adria

I'm guessing that you need to pull the End Of Part back down to the bottom of the browser.  Saving it with the EOP at the top of the tree makes all the geometry invisible, but also makes the file size much smaller for posting to the forum.

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Re: Bending round bar

08-29-2011 01:17 PM in reply to: adavis

You should be able to use the "Bend"comand. You will need to create an Offset workplane tangent to the surface of the round bar. Create a Sketch, project the sides of the round bar, then create a line for your bend. You should then be able to bend the bar with the Bend command.

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Re: Bending round bar

08-29-2011 01:37 PM in reply to: adavis

You can Bend any part.  Source doesn't matter.
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Re: Bending round bar

08-30-2011 04:15 AM in reply to: blair

Thank you for your quick reply to my question.  I did try your solution earlier but it did not work.  I will try again maybe my work plane was not placed correctly. 

 

 

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Re: Bending round bar

08-30-2011 04:39 AM in reply to: adavis

Attach your file here.  I don't think you can place workplane "incorrectly" in such a way that Bend Part won't work.

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Re: Bending round bar

08-30-2011 05:02 AM in reply to: blair

I can't get this method to work either.  I drew up a 1" round x 10" long and put a tangent work plane and then drew a line perpendicular to the edges and you cannot select that line using the "bend" command.

 

 

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Re: Bending round bar

08-30-2011 05:04 AM in reply to: chrisw01a

chrisw01a wrote:

I can't get this method to work either.  I drew up a 1" round x 10" long and put a tangent work plane and then drew a line perpendicular to the edges and you cannot select that line using the "bend" command.

 

 


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Re: Bending round bar

08-30-2011 05:34 AM in reply to: JDMather

Here you go.

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Re: Bending round bar

08-30-2011 05:52 AM in reply to: chrisw01a

Your part is in the sheet metal environment, which is intended to work with uniform thickness materials (sheet metal, for instance).  The Bend tool is in the normal modeling environment, and if you change over to that environment, you will be able to bend your bar using the sketch you created.

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Re: Bending round bar

08-30-2011 06:17 AM in reply to: sbixler

So it is.  I got it to bend.  Is there a way to "flatten" that out now for placement on a drawing showing the full length of the part then?

 

Thanks alot.

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