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# Creating sheetmetal flanges on cut angles

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09-22-2011 07:33 AM

I am trying to create flanges on the inside of a cut angle from a contour flange based drawing see attached file.  I am not able to get the flanges to attach since the material thickness varies due to the cut.

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# Re: Creating sheetmetal flanges on cut angles

09-22-2011 09:20 AM in reply to: jason

First, learn to completely constain your sketches to avoid problems later.

Then use Cut Across Bend

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# Re: Creating sheetmetal flanges on cut angles

09-22-2011 09:37 AM in reply to: rdyson

rdyson wrote:

Then use Cut Across Bend

Uhmmm, I don't think that will result in the correct geometry.Can you attach your solution here?

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# Re: Creating sheetmetal flanges on cut angles

09-22-2011 09:47 AM in reply to: jason

jason,

If you model with obvious symmetry about the origin and use geometry constraints like equal = and colinear you can use far fewer dimensions to control your model.

You might read this document http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/skillsusa%20university.pdf

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# Re: Creating sheetmetal flanges on cut angles

09-22-2011 11:18 AM in reply to: JDMather

Try this one.

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# Re: Creating sheetmetal flanges on cut angles

09-22-2011 11:23 AM in reply to: jason

Thank you for the help I get the same issue following your example.  I am trying a few things to get the plane to cut straight across and not down so it cuts on a 45 straight across on the left and right side.

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# Re: Creating sheetmetal flanges on cut angles

09-22-2011 11:25 AM in reply to: JDMather

Hi! Here is another way that I tried to add flanges to a sloped edge. See attached file.

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# Re: Creating sheetmetal flanges on cut angles

09-23-2011 09:05 AM in reply to: jason

I have done a few things like this using a surface then using the thickening comand. to make sure it is completely flat.

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# Re: Creating sheetmetal flanges on cut angles

09-23-2011 09:08 AM in reply to: eman6398

well almost completely flat.

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