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Contour Flange on tangential arcs

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10-15-2013 09:55 AM

Hello Everyone


I have sketched a fan casing which consists of a series of tangential arcs. The sketch is fully defined but when I try to use "Contour Flange" I get the following error:


Sheet Metal: Contour Flange Creation failed.
19-3-101-26-2.ipt: Errors occurred during update
The attempted operation did not produce a meaningful result. Try with different inputs.
Try decreasing bend radius
Feature Compute failed.


My guess is the end points of the arcs are not defined correctly but I do not know how to fix. I have attached the file.


Please help


Jeff Jarbeau

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Message 2 of 4 (282 Views)

Re: Contour Flange on tangential arcs

10-15-2013 10:28 AM in reply to: JJarbeau



The main question is, this is not a "series of tangential arcs".

The tables which you are taking the values have a lot of approximations. I know that, I have working with some ventilators.


The workaround is (2 options):


1)  delete some dimentions and give the tangency constrain to the interior arcs. The diameter Dimensions will change so much. I think it's not a problem for the ventilator's work. If so...


2) Create little arcs between all interior arcs: split, construction. See the file i attached, you will understand better.




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Re: Contour Flange on tangential arcs

10-16-2013 09:05 AM in reply to: JJarbeau

I kind of thought that was the problem. Struggled for hours to try and fix. 


Thank you kindly for the help



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Message 4 of 4 (195 Views)

Re: Contour Flange on tangential arcs

10-22-2013 07:43 AM in reply to: ccarreiras

I have stumbled upon a new wat to make the curves tangent. Creat a small space between the two curves (as per your suggestion) and under the spline drop-down there is a choice of "bridge curve". Select the two curves and dimension.

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