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JD-sheet metal

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10-18-2012 04:58 AM

Not sure if you are still going to provide the example in Sheet Metal you mentioned....just let me know if you do not have time and i will cease asking as i would presume your busy

 

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Autodesk-Inventor/rail-holes/td-p/3657028

 

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Terry

Milke already posted solution same as what I would do.

 

Actually I suggested Unfold/Refold because I was not aware that Inventor would Project Flat Pattern with a Roll Contour (never tried it, but I was thinking about it with your problem, so hopefully I would have discovered the same solution). :smileysurprised:

 

Either way will work.  I prefer Mike's solution when it will work rather than Unfold/Refold.

 

The key to Project Flat Pattern is you must start your sketch on a planar face rather than a workplane.

Then select the extants you want to project.

 

Project Flat.png

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Re: JD-sheet metal

10-18-2012 05:00 AM in reply to: Terry__Close

I will try to get to it today - kind of surprised that someone else didn't jump in here and show a solution as this one is easy.

 

Did you try the Help with Rolled Contour and Unfold/Refold?

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Re: JD-sheet metal

10-18-2012 05:20 AM in reply to: Terry__Close

Here's an example of one side. I made up the dimensions, but you can follow the workflow to make your own piece.

Mike (not Matt) Rattray

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Re: JD-sheet metal

10-19-2012 05:18 AM in reply to: mrattray

Thanks Mike

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Re: JD-sheet metal

10-20-2012 06:20 AM in reply to: JDMather

JD...are you able to how your solution or example?

 

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10-20-2012 06:30 AM in reply to: Terry__Close

Milke already posted solution same as what I would do.

 

Actually I suggested Unfold/Refold because I was not aware that Inventor would Project Flat Pattern with a Roll Contour (never tried it, but I was thinking about it with your problem, so hopefully I would have discovered the same solution). :smileysurprised:

 

Either way will work.  I prefer Mike's solution when it will work rather than Unfold/Refold.

 

The key to Project Flat Pattern is you must start your sketch on a planar face rather than a workplane.

Then select the extants you want to project.

 

Project Flat.png

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Re: JD-sheet metal

10-20-2012 06:36 AM in reply to: JDMather

Thanks a lot for the help....appreciated

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