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Orest_iy
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Is it possible to create sheet metal part by mirroring?

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01-23-2012 01:43 PM

Hello

I have a sheet metal part. It is a machine door with four edge flanges.

I have mirrored this part.

 

The origin part has flat pattern while the mirrored creates the folded pattern.

It still folded even when origin is in flat pattern.

 

Please advise does it mean I cannot create full sheet metal part by mirroring?

 

Regards,

Orest Yavtushenko

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JDMather
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Re: Is it possible to create sheet metal part by mirroring?

01-23-2012 01:51 PM in reply to: Orest_iy

You create the mirrored sheet metal part be deriving component and selecting the mirror option.

Be sure to set the Style to correct thickness.

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Re: Is it possible to create sheet metal part by mirroring?

01-23-2012 02:10 PM in reply to: JDMather

Yeah, it is working this way.

 

Thank you for good avice.

 

Best regards,

Orest

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Re: Is it possible to create sheet metal part by mirroring?

01-23-2012 02:13 PM in reply to: Orest_iy

Hi Orest_iy,

 

Is sounds as if you're mirroring the part in the assembly?

 

Another approach is to mirror at the part level. If you open the original part and save it as a copy and then use the Mirror tool and choose the Mirror a Solid options with the Remove Original checkbox selected, you should be able to get what you're after.

 

Autodesk Inventor Mirror Sheet Metal.png

 

You might also want to edit the flat pattern orientation once it's mirrored:

http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com/2011/05/edit-flat-pattern-orientation.html

 

I've attached a couple of example files, where the Left version was the original and the Right version is the copy.

 

I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
Curtis
http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com

 

 



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Re: Is it possible to create sheet metal part by mirroring?

01-23-2012 02:36 PM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack

Curtis

 

It works well too.

 

Once I need a part to exactly follow a master as for instance I have with my doors,

but sometimes I need a mirrored copy and this way makes it instantly without refolding

everything back to 180 degrees..

 

Thank you for advise

Regards,

Orest

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