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JDMather
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Message 11 of 14 (818 Views)

Re: How to draw segment elbow 90 degrees and create Flat Pattern ?

02-01-2013 05:01 AM in reply to: haisin.rusli

What are you trying to trim (can you post screen capture of trim from the example file)?

 

You can use a simple line on a 2D sketch to trim or use the line to create a workplane.
More information is needed on what you are trying to do.

Are you trying to model the perfect parts with no intersection?

Will you be making these parts in-house or sending out to a vendor for manufacture?

What is the manufacturing tolerance?

How will the individual gores be assembled?

Sheet metal like this usually has liberal tolerances and the slight intersections in this technique might not be of enough significance to worry about.  Check with the fabricator out on the shop floor to see if the solution will be good enough.

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haisin.rusli
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Message 12 of 14 (794 Views)

Re: How to draw segment elbow 90 degrees and create Flat Pattern ?

02-03-2013 07:53 PM in reply to: haisin.rusli

@Sam B : I've  thicken them individually, but how to make separate solids? ( how's the next step ? )

Please see the attachment.

 

@JDMather : I just want to do what TheCADWhisperer did. ( not making perfect parts with no intersection )..:smileyhappy:

 

 

Best Regards,

Haisin Rusli

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sbixler
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Message 13 of 14 (784 Views)

Re: How to draw segment elbow 90 degrees and create Flat Pattern ?

02-04-2013 04:16 AM in reply to: haisin.rusli

Use the New Solid button in the Thicken/Offset dialog box.  You can go back and edit your Thicken features as shown:

New Solid.png



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haisin.rusli
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Message 14 of 14 (756 Views)

Re: How to draw segment elbow 90 degrees and create Flat Pattern ?

02-05-2013 06:46 PM in reply to: haisin.rusli

@Sam B : I've  did it myself, thank you for the explanation! :smileyvery-happy:

 

  

Best Regards,

Haisin Rusli

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