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jeregonn
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how to create a smooth transition between radii, then flange on that feature

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11-13-2012 08:06 AM

I am struggling to create a smooth transition between radii called out on a drawing. I am also unsure of how to create a flange on that edge of my part.

 

Here is the drawing and the model I have created so far. Any advise is greatly appreciated.

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jeregonn
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Re: how to create a smooth transition between radii, then flange on that feature

11-13-2012 01:07 PM in reply to: jeregonn

I'm thinking I can just create fillets at the intersectiosn of the arcs to smooth the transitions between the ars out but I am still lost trying to create a flange on the arcs. I have attempted to use all of the sheet metal tools with no luck.

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blair
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Re: how to create a smooth transition between radii, then flange on that feature

11-13-2012 09:22 PM in reply to: jeregonn

Because the flanges are really curved, you won't be able to use sheet-metal. Think of Sheet-Metal within Inventor as work done on a brake, straight lines only with the addition of "Rolled".

 

I might try using surfaces to create the basic shape (one side/face) then use the thicken function.

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