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RobJV
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Lofted Flange Ducting help

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02-22-2013 04:52 PM

Hi,

 

I am trying to create a ducting chute and am having trouble creating a lip on the end.  I have drawn it simply using a boundary path and thickening but know that it will not unfold.  I know I can probably "cheat" and get something close but was wondering if somebody could take a look at the attached assembly (drag the eop markers down) and help me create the chute lip.  It should be sheetmetal and be allowed to unfold.  I am presently not sure which direction to pursue. 

 

Thanks,

 

Rob

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JDMather
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Re: Lofted Flange Ducting help

02-23-2013 04:01 AM in reply to: RobJV

You forgot to attach the part files.

Part must be created from planar, cylindrical or conic faces only or with the Inventor Sheet Metal tools.

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Re: Lofted Flange Ducting help

02-25-2013 10:09 AM in reply to: JDMather

Sorry - was in a hurry Friday afternoon and grabbed the wrong file.  The zip file should be attached.

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Re: Lofted Flange Ducting help

02-25-2013 10:12 AM in reply to: JDMather

Thanks JD - I am pretty adept at sheetmetal and most other parts of Inventor and understand how sheetmetal parts work - just having trouble figuring out a good way to construct the lip that I have shown as a representation only.  (Zip is now attached.)

 

Rob

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4donwan4
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Re: Lofted Flange Ducting help

02-25-2013 02:06 PM in reply to: RobJV

I took a look at the parts you attached and not sure if sheet metal could do this due to the unfolding rules and reliefs it would need.

Regards,

Don.

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RobJV
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Re: Lofted Flange Ducting help

02-25-2013 02:09 PM in reply to: 4donwan4

Thanks for taking a look anyways.  I may end up just doing some approximations if nobody else has any bright ideas.  JD?

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Re: Lofted Flange Ducting help

02-27-2013 12:26 PM in reply to: RobJV

I played with it a bit more and adjusted the lofted flange end sketch and then created a contour flange lip that should do the job.

 

Rob

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