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Difficulty with flat Pattern on ellipse

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02-14-2013 07:55 AM

Hello,

First post here so hopefully it works out well. I'm having difficulty with a sheet metal part creating a flat pattern for it. The shape is an ellipse with the dimmensions shown in the second picture. When I attempt to create a flat pattern it just shows the side of the part. The sheet metal defaults are correct for the part and it was ripped to created a base point for the pattern. I need to create a DXF for manufacture. I would just use the flat pattern it gives me and mirror it twice to create a pattern but it doesnt factor in the radius of the part. Any thought on how to create a correct flat pattern for this item?

 

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Re: Difficulty with flat Pattern on ellipse

02-14-2013 07:59 AM in reply to: gta3005

What version of Inventor?

Do not sketch the thickness - Inventor will do that for you.

Only need one ellipse.

Contoured Flange (from the sheet metal tools).

Rip
Flat Pattern.

 

Attach your ipt file here.

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Re: Difficulty with flat Pattern on ellipse

02-14-2013 08:07 AM in reply to: JDMather

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Thanks for the quick response

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Re: Difficulty with flat Pattern on ellipse

02-14-2013 08:09 AM in reply to: gta3005

Let me give that another try - looks like Contoured Flange won't select an ellipse.   (and you left out some inportant information about the trims)

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Re: Difficulty with flat Pattern on ellipse

02-14-2013 08:14 AM in reply to: JDMather

I have to run - so not time to finish the part, but you get the idea

see attached

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Re: Difficulty with flat Pattern on ellipse

02-14-2013 08:17 AM in reply to: JDMather

Thanks so much

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