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DewayneH
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Cut Flange to a Slope

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02-17-2012 05:55 AM

What I have is a bracket that sits on a pitched roof (ipt attached). The part was set up to reflect the positioning. On the lower side of the pitch, the easiest thing was to scuplt the flanges to the slope. Although the flat pattern results in some edges not being perpendicular to the face (See image). These show on the drawing. I realize you can remove these in the drawing but it would be nice to not worry about it.

What would be a better way of handling this situation?

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I like the second version better...:smileyhappy:

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Igor.

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JDMather
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Re: Cut Flange to a Slope

02-17-2012 08:34 AM in reply to: DewayneH

Extrude the basic shape.
Fillet (bend radius)

Delete the bottom faces and corner radii

Trim the flanges and rips.

Thicken towards the outside.

 

Sheet metal.png

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Re: Cut Flange to a Slope

02-17-2012 08:39 AM in reply to: JDMather

steps

Extrude1.png

Delete Face.png

Trim and rip.png

 

 

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IgorMir
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Re: Cut Flange to a Slope

02-17-2012 06:51 PM in reply to: DewayneH

Here is an alternative suggestion. Please see the attached.

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Igor.

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IgorMir
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Re: Cut Flange to a Slope

02-17-2012 07:57 PM in reply to: DewayneH

I like the second version better...:smileyhappy:

Regards,

Igor.

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DewayneH
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Re: Cut Flange to a Slope

02-20-2012 04:39 AM in reply to: IgorMir

I experimented with this method but was wondering if maybe there was something more that could be done after the flange tool to treat the corners.

This is a very good straight forward solution.

Thanks for the help.

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Re: Cut Flange to a Slope

02-20-2012 05:47 AM in reply to: DewayneH

Not in the IV 2010, but in later releases the miter corners can be specified while defining the flanges. Or so I was told. But even in the IV 2010 the model still can be improved. In the attached version the whole part is made entirely in sheet metal module. That, in turn, has reduced the amount of entries in the browser.

Best Regards,

Igor.

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