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jeregonn
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Message 21 of 33 (155 Views)

Re: Please help with flat pattern

09-27-2012 06:42 AM in reply to: jeregonn

This is what I have so far. How do I get the part I have drawn to match up to the part I am re-creating?

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mrattray
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Message 22 of 33 (147 Views)

Re: Please help with flat pattern

09-27-2012 07:26 AM in reply to: jeregonn

Why did you do this again?

 


Capture.JPG

 

 

Anyways, once you replace that duplicate dimension with a tangent constraint go ahead and use an unfold feature, then use the hole feature for the round holes and a cut feature for the notch, then use refold to finish the model.

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jeregonn
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Re: Please help with flat pattern

09-27-2012 11:09 AM in reply to: mrattray

I do not understand how I would know where to locate the holes

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Message 24 of 33 (123 Views)

Re: Please help with flat pattern

09-27-2012 11:20 AM in reply to: jeregonn

Create Axis through the holes of the original part and perhaps some workpoints at intersection of axis and projected part face and then create a dimension a drawing.

You are probably going to have to experiment a bit because of bend stretching, but designers tend to use nice easy numbers for the finished center-to-center distances and angles.

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Message 25 of 33 (118 Views)

Re: Please help with flat pattern

09-27-2012 11:33 AM in reply to: JDMather

Ok, thank you for your patience. I had some trainging a few years back but it was in 3D modeling only. We didnt even touch on sheet metal tools and now I have a job at a sheet metal fab shop.

 

I will attempt this and post my resluts.

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Re: Please help with flat pattern

09-27-2012 12:18 PM in reply to: jeregonn

If you don't get it figured out - just hollar back and someone will find a solution.

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Re: Please help with flat pattern

09-27-2012 12:20 PM in reply to: JDMather

"Hollar back"? :smileylol:

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jeregonn
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Re: Please help with flat pattern

10-01-2012 06:34 AM in reply to: mrattray

To make this easier we are going to be locating the holes on the formed edge after the part has been formed.

This is where I am at with the part now. I have located the holes on planar piece of this but am having trouble getting the profile of this feature cut out.

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Message 29 of 33 (56 Views)

Re: Please help with flat pattern

10-01-2012 07:52 AM in reply to: jeregonn

This sketch isn't very good quality - if you zoom in here close you will see there are actually two arcs.

Double arc.JPG Also two arcs and overlapping at other end.

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Message 30 of 33 (50 Views)

Re: Please help with flat pattern

10-01-2012 08:51 AM in reply to: JDMather

I projected the geometry from the customers model to a sketch and then copied that sketch and placed it on my part to aid in locating the features. 

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