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oldfahrt
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Inventor 2013 sheet metal hem feature sucks

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11-20-2013 01:57 PM

I mentioned this issue long time ago (Inventor 2011) and somebody from Autodesk developing team responded, promising an fix in next version. Unfortunately nothing happen and the problem still exists: ability to hem all edges of - say - square piece of sheet metal with single command. This will result with properly notched mitered corners of flat piece. Solid Works does it, and I believe it's not a brainer do implement such logic approach in Inventor... 

Yes Solidworks does some things better/easier than Inventor and Inventor does some things better/easier than Solidworks..

 

If you really like the way Solidworks or any other CAD package does something vs Inventor then the "ideastation" as posted above is where you should put that suggestion.

IF there is enough demand it might actually get implemented.. But don't hold your breathe.... Heck I do sheet metal parts all the time and have NEVER used the hem command once since Inventor R8.. 

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BLHDrafting
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Re: Inventor 2013 sheet metal hem feature sucks

11-20-2013 02:20 PM in reply to: oldfahrt

You can use Contour Flange to do this. It's not perfect and probably not as easy as a proper HEM command would be but it's still do-able. Below are some links to blog articles I wrote on this. They might help. Good luck.

 

http://blh.com.au/#/blog/4572268941/Cool-Sheet-Metal-Contour-Flange-tip/4620401

 

http://blh.com.au/#/blog/4572268941/Sheetmetal-internal-corners-using-Contour-Flange/5798487

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Re: Inventor 2013 sheet metal hem feature sucks

11-20-2013 06:29 PM in reply to: oldfahrt

You can also place this in the Inventor IdeaStation.

 

 

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oldfahrt
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Re: Inventor 2013 sheet metal hem feature sucks

11-20-2013 11:38 PM in reply to: BLHDrafting

Of course the Contour Flange method will do the trick some 50 mouse clicks later, but that's not the point of my post...

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Re: Inventor 2013 sheet metal hem feature sucks

11-21-2013 02:22 AM in reply to: oldfahrt

Only takes me a handfull of  clicks - you must be doing something wrong.  Attach your file here.

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Re: Inventor 2013 sheet metal hem feature sucks

11-21-2013 11:06 AM in reply to: JDMather
JDMather, this is simple: create new standard sheet metal part file, sketch
an rectangle, face it and - finally - apply a *contour sketch of hem with
controllable features and parameters*. Good luck with just a "couple of
mouse clicks" !
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Re: Inventor 2013 sheet metal hem feature sucks

11-21-2013 11:13 AM in reply to: oldfahrt

You must have mis-understood my technique.

I am familiar with the SolidWorks technique, I am using the Inventor technique that works, not trying to force Inventor to work like SolidWorks.

Perhaps this is where you need to post your problem description

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Inventor-IdeaStation/idb-p/v1232

 

I understand your frustration.

Every day I run into the same thing - trying to get SolidWorks to do things that are so easy in Inventor....

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Re: Inventor 2013 sheet metal hem feature sucks

11-21-2013 12:38 PM in reply to: JDMather
OK, let's make sure we're on the same page:
1. I love Inventor and I'm not SW user.
2. I'm not trying to either compare or get any of these apps to do things
the same way.
3. I know for sure there's a workaround for multiple edge hemming in
Inventor, and I have no problem executing one of several methods already
discussed at this forum.
4. Said that, what is the purpose for HEM button on Inventor's sheet metal
Create tab, knowing it's obvious limitations? I can live with that, but
small improvements there will be welcomed, and that was the only reason for
my post.

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Re: Inventor 2013 sheet metal hem feature sucks

11-21-2013 01:15 PM in reply to: oldfahrt

Yes Solidworks does some things better/easier than Inventor and Inventor does some things better/easier than Solidworks..

 

If you really like the way Solidworks or any other CAD package does something vs Inventor then the "ideastation" as posted above is where you should put that suggestion.

IF there is enough demand it might actually get implemented.. But don't hold your breathe.... Heck I do sheet metal parts all the time and have NEVER used the hem command once since Inventor R8.. 

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