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mark0ms
Posts: 23
Registered: ‎09-30-2003
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PERFORATED PANELS

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12-05-2002 08:46 PM
I want to model a perforated sheet metal panel that has some flanges. My first guess as to how to best do this was to model the part with flanges and all, and then go to the flat pattern and create a rectangulre pattern of a cutout feature of some center point circles. However, you can't edit a flat pattern (and that really stinks). What's the best way to do what I want?
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mariox
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Registered: ‎12-16-2002
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Re: PERFORATED PANELS

12-05-2002 09:50 PM in reply to: mark0ms
Hi Mark, you should make a cutoff in the bended part, create a sketch, in the sketch you can project the flat pattern geometry (see under the project tool), then you can create your cutoff selecting the radio button "cut across the bend".

Ciao, Giovanni
*Keller, Kent
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Re: PERFORATED PANELS

12-06-2002 01:34 AM in reply to: mark0ms
Depending on how much perforation you are doing you may want to consider just using
textures instead. Large perf patterns kill performance.

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"mark0ms" wrote in message news:f12a2b5.-1@WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> I want to model a perforated sheet metal panel that has some flanges. My first guess as
to how to best do this was to model the part with flanges and all, and then go to the flat
pattern and create a rectangulre pattern of a cutout feature of some center point circles.
However, you can't edit a flat pattern (and that really stinks). What's the best way to do
what I want?
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mark0ms
Posts: 23
Registered: ‎09-30-2003
Message 4 of 4 (92 Views)

Re:

12-06-2002 02:30 AM in reply to: mark0ms
Yeah, I'm kind of worried about the performance too. Especially since it's going to be used in an assembly of a piece of test equipment made from a 19-inch standard rack enclosure. The panels come both perforated and unperforated so the plan was to create a factory and substitute the unperforated part in the assembly, and manually edit the parts list. That'll be close enough. Thanks.
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