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Forcing a flat Pattern to a Specific Length

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12-06-2010 01:33 PM

Is there a way for forcing a flat pattern, when unfolded, to a specific length?

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Re: Forcing a flat Pattern to a Specific Length

12-06-2010 01:38 PM in reply to: Vitornis

The countour roll tool (Inventor 2010 and beyond) has the ability to specify the developed length.

 

what kind of part are you making?

can you provide a simple example file?

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Re: Forcing a flat Pattern to a Specific Length

12-06-2010 01:42 PM in reply to: BMiller63

Trying to make a rolled cylinder out of Max length sheet of 96in. The Diameterof the cylinder is 96in as well.

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Re: Forcing a flat Pattern to a Specific Length

12-06-2010 02:30 PM in reply to: Vitornis

Contour Roll with the Developed Length option is what you want.

see attached example IPT (2010 format) for how to set up the sketch

 

 

2362i28D56B861E58B9B4

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Re: Forcing a flat Pattern to a Specific Length

12-06-2010 03:10 PM in reply to: BMiller63

In your example  shouldn't there be one pattern 96in long and another that will be the remain of the circumference?

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Re: Forcing a flat Pattern to a Specific Length

12-07-2010 05:59 AM in reply to: Vitornis

I'm guessing, but is this what you mean?

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Re: Forcing a flat Pattern to a Specific Length

05-03-2012 03:13 PM in reply to: rdyson

What I'm looking for is I want Inventor to tell me how much stretch i would get rolling a 10ft plate to a certain radius.  Or if that is not possible how would you got about calulating the stretch from the Kfactor parameters?

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