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simon_toaldo
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sheet metal part

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12-20-2012 05:49 AM

Hi

 

How do i make the attach file as a sheet metal part?It takes a lot of  moves to make as solid part..can it be made in sheet metal?

 

 

Regards

 

Simon

Yup, looks good except sketch8 needs to be fully constrained. 

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japike
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Re: sheet metal part

12-20-2012 06:19 AM in reply to: simon_toaldo

You should be able to make this as a sheetmetal part. Start in the sheetmetal environment and instead of using extrude as your first feature, use the face tool. Instead of extrusion 2, use a cut. You could also use the face tool with the bend option to replace extrusions 5 & 6. Give it a try. When you get stuck, post what you've accomplished here and someone will help you out.

Peace,
Jeff
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Re: sheet metal part

12-21-2012 03:01 AM in reply to: simon_toaldo

Thanks,

I got to this point to sheet metal part.What steps should i now take to complete the rest of the part?

I am not sure how to create the sections which are bent

Appreciated

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japike
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Re: sheet metal part

12-21-2012 04:46 AM in reply to: simon_toaldo

Take a look at the attached file. It may give you some ideas.

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Jeff
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simon_toaldo
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Re: sheet metal part

12-21-2012 05:13 AM in reply to: simon_toaldo

Thank you,

 

Through your technique i made the next step but need help adding the last part to this.

 

CAn this when finished be flattened

 

Appreciated your help

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japike
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Re: sheet metal part

12-21-2012 05:29 AM in reply to: simon_toaldo

It will if you can keep the top of face4 straight. See the attached file.

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Jeff
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simon_toaldo
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Re: sheet metal part

12-21-2012 05:42 AM in reply to: simon_toaldo

I added the last piece.Is this how you would have added this curved piece?

 

Thank you

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japike
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Re: sheet metal part

12-21-2012 05:51 AM in reply to: simon_toaldo

Yup, looks good except sketch8 needs to be fully constrained. 

Peace,
Jeff
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simon_toaldo
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Message 9 of 9 (192 Views)

Re: sheet metal part

12-21-2012 05:54 AM in reply to: simon_toaldo

Thanks for your help Jeff

 

Merry Christmas

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