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JDMather
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Message 11 of 17 (268 Views)

Re: Modelling Leather Coverings

08-23-2012 01:54 PM in reply to: VictorBDEngineer

VictorBDEngineer wrote:

... The default settings were giving me notched edges for the folds which would not be appropriate for leather.


Unless your parts resemble sheet metal parts (bent planar faces, (and maybe cylinders and cones), forget sheet metal tools.

You might be able to use one of the 3rd party unfolders with Inventor using the standard tools to create your models.

 

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VictorBDEngineer
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Re: Modelling Leather Coverings

08-23-2012 07:04 PM in reply to: jletcher

Thanks for the offer. I have attached a zip file of the assembly I want to cover. The leather should cover the foam block and be pinned to the body support top sides.

 

Not sure this is going to help me learn how to do this myself.

 

Thanks anyway

Victor

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Re: Modelling Leather Coverings

08-23-2012 07:06 PM in reply to: JDMather

What 3rd party unfolders are there out there?

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Re: Modelling Leather Coverings

08-24-2012 04:15 AM in reply to: VictorBDEngineer

The best is SPI it will unfold anything as mention in early post. I have used it to do heli body parts and we all know how nicely shaped they are and it flatten everthng I had Here is a pic of the heli.. It's a V-22.

 

V-22 Cockpit 1.jpg


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Re: Modelling Leather Coverings

08-24-2012 04:20 AM in reply to: VictorBDEngineer

VictorBDEngineer wrote:

Not sure this is going to help me learn how to do this myself.

Victor


Inventor preserves the history of the steps needed to create parts.
By examining the steps you can learn how to use the software.

Nearly everything I know about Inventor was learned by examining solutions posted here.

 

First thing I noticed is that your Sketch1 is not constrained or making use of obvious symmetry about the origin.

Second I noticed that you used Adaptivity (I would not recommend this technique until you gain more experience).

 

I recommend you start here http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/SkillsUSA%20University.pdf

then through a step-by-step process we can work towards a solution to the problem.

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Message 16 of 17 (232 Views)

Re: Modelling Leather Coverings

08-24-2012 04:26 AM in reply to: VictorBDEngineer

Don't have 2013 loaded so files I cannot open. I have 2013 just not going to load it.

 

Victor said:

Not sure this is going to help me learn how to do this myself.

 

Thats what the end of part shows just roll it up and drop down feature by feature this will help you learn what people did to make the part.


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Message 17 of 17 (162 Views)

Re: Modelling Leather Coverings

02-08-2013 10:56 AM in reply to: VictorBDEngineer

I design cushions for airplane seats and am trying to display a leather cover on the cushions with pull lines for piping detailing. etc. I am also wondering if a leather material style is availble for DL online.

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