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SeanFarr
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Sheet Metal Part - Rip command or extrude

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06-06-2013 06:24 AM

Good Day All,

 

I have attached a sheet metal part (2014 .ipt) and am having issues trying to use the rip command, maybe my understanding of the rip command is unclear, and I should probably just create a sketch and extrude a slit.

 

Using the image below as a reference,

 

What I want to do is to create a rip or slit from P1 to P2, which will give me face C.

After this rip, I want to bend face C at P1 so that it is parallel to face A, leaving face B at its current state.

(the construction lines are from the existing frame that this will be welded to.)

 

My 2 solutions are to create this slit using the extrude command then fold,

 

or to cut face C out completely and add a flange to that cut edge.

 

I am just curious why the rip command is not letting me create a slit from P1 to P2.

 

Thanks

rip.PNG

Sean Farr
Product Designer at TESInc.ca

Inventor Professional 2014-Update 2 - AutoCAD Electrical 2014
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From Help:

 

  • Point to Point - Allows the definition of a Rip feature through the selection of a face to rip and two points along edges of the face. The points you select can be work points, midpoints on edges, endpoints on face vertices, or sketched points from a previously created sketch.

Looks like you'll need to cut a slot.

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rdyson
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Re: Sheet Metal Part - Rip command or extrude

06-06-2013 06:46 AM in reply to: SeanFarr

From Help:

 

  • Point to Point - Allows the definition of a Rip feature through the selection of a face to rip and two points along edges of the face. The points you select can be work points, midpoints on edges, endpoints on face vertices, or sketched points from a previously created sketch.

Looks like you'll need to cut a slot.

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SeanFarr
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Message 3 of 9 (795 Views)

Re: Sheet Metal Part - Rip command or extrude

06-06-2013 06:55 AM in reply to: rdyson

Yup!

 

Rip Tool- very useful, but very limited??

 

Thanks for the clarification, I created a sketch, cut a slit and now I have my part..I'll attach it, maybe someone has a better way to create this part..

 

Thanks!

 

rip2.PNG

Sean Farr
Product Designer at TESInc.ca

Inventor Professional 2014-Update 2 - AutoCAD Electrical 2014
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Re: Sheet Metal Part - Rip command or extrude

06-06-2013 09:22 AM in reply to: SeanFarr

Here's another way, though I don't know if it's any better or easier.

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SeanFarr
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Re: Sheet Metal Part - Rip command or extrude

06-06-2013 09:46 AM in reply to: rdyson

I initially tried to create this part this way, but the issue I ran into was, I had a critical dimension which was to hard to control by adding a flange or bend where you created the FACE3, I needed the height to be 11.4375" (11 7/16") or under, by adding that FACE3, you have to play with the sketch until you get the desired height. Which is doable, just didn't want to mess around with that. So in my part, the first contour flange feature controls that critical dimension.

 

contour.PNG

 

Thanks!

Sean Farr
Product Designer at TESInc.ca

Inventor Professional 2014-Update 2 - AutoCAD Electrical 2014
Win7-x64 | ASUS P8Z77-V | i7 3770 -3.4 GHz | 32GB RAM |
240GB SSD | nVidia GTX 670 4GB - 320.49
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Re: Sheet Metal Part - Rip command or extrude

06-06-2013 10:19 AM in reply to: SeanFarr

Not all that hard

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SeanFarr
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Re: Sheet Metal Part - Rip command or extrude

06-06-2013 11:36 AM in reply to: rdyson

Did you calculate these dimension (red circles)? or are they driven somehow?

contourflange1.png

 

Sean Farr
Product Designer at TESInc.ca

Inventor Professional 2014-Update 2 - AutoCAD Electrical 2014
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Re: Sheet Metal Part - Rip command or extrude

06-06-2013 11:44 AM in reply to: SeanFarr

Image1.png

 

The others are just arbitrary, since I don't know your design requirements

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SeanFarr
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Re: Sheet Metal Part - Rip command or extrude

06-06-2013 11:49 AM in reply to: rdyson

That something new to me!

 

Was wondering how I can enter an eqution to calculate dimensions based on delta x's and y's

This will help me down the road for sure!!

 

Thanks!!

 

 

 

Sean Farr
Product Designer at TESInc.ca

Inventor Professional 2014-Update 2 - AutoCAD Electrical 2014
Win7-x64 | ASUS P8Z77-V | i7 3770 -3.4 GHz | 32GB RAM |
240GB SSD | nVidia GTX 670 4GB - 320.49
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