What is the problem. Is it ---
1) that the bend line projects beyond the contour, or
2) that the bend line doesn't finish at the contour.
I ask as we had a problem with some laser cutting software when the bend line (which was to be etched) finished on the contour line that was to be cut. We solved our problem by writing some VBA code to modify the IV produced DXF file (DXF files are only text files after all) and shorten back the bend lines by a few mm so that the bend line finished before it reached the contour line. Could you cope with bend lines that stopped a few mm short of the contour?
the save copy of flatpattern is the fastest I've found, but to really speed it up you need to create a custom xml file to set your layers and delete the unwanted information. I've edited one to work with Sigmanest and Tops so it does an outer contour and maintains bend center lines, the outer contour is on one layer and the bend lines on another.
save the xml file in the default location, then all you have to do is check the box to use xml
it's saved in your default design data folder under the dwg-dxf folder. the check box will tell you where.
with this file I only have trouble with every hundredth file in the places where mis-formed transitions or cuts across bends have really screwed up the contour. you can edit it to whatever you want though. it's pretty easy to understand from looking at the file
Edited by: Monkeyengineered on Dec 29, 2009 7:27 PM
hi there, tried the below method, didn't work for us. anything new with regards to this issue? it's really costing us a lot of money to remodel every single part, and upper management is pretty angry by now....