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aaddekrom
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Sheet metal Problem

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11-09-2012 03:08 AM

Can't seem to find a sheet metal solution for this part.

Can someone help me in the right direction ?

Tried Rip & Bend and building it from face, solids etc.

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Thanks for your help.

I tried several "modeling" approaches until i decided to model it from surfaces.

Contour flange, Face & Fold, 3D solid & shell give (almost) the same geometry but the problem occurs when developing the flanges.

When i decide to cut and bend after solid & shell, it won't take all bends and cuts.

When i go with Face & Fold (see attachement), it won't make corner seams like it should, because there is always al little angle between the flanges. (The same with contour flange).

 

Regards,

Aad 

I could not find a way other than face-by-face.

The attached was done in student version - so examine the technique and then delete.

Pull down the red End of Part marker step by step.

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karthur1
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Re: Sheet metal Problem

11-09-2012 10:14 AM in reply to: aaddekrom

I would say to use a contoured flange to get the basic shape, then add the flanges on the sides.

 

If you want to use what you have so far, you will have to add fillets (inside and outside) and add cuts where the flanges miter together.

 

2012-11-09_1213.png

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jletcher
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Re: Sheet metal Problem

11-09-2012 10:23 AM in reply to: karthur1

Not sure how the part was made but it sounds like it was extruded not using shet metal functions.

But putting in radius is not a way to fix it.

 

in sheet metal there is a command called Bend use that just pick the edge you want. it will make it a bend with the sheet metal radius.

 

bend1.JPG

 

bend2.JPG

 

bend3.JPG


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karthur1
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Re: Sheet metal Problem

11-09-2012 10:40 AM in reply to: jletcher

What is this you are clicking?

 

2012-11-09_1237.png

 

 

I dont recognize that.  I am on 2013.

 

When I try the Bend command, I get an error when I apply it "Failed to extend body or create space for bend".

 

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lama
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Re: Sheet metal Problem

11-09-2012 10:55 AM in reply to: aaddekrom

I had never used the bend feature before to do this, but I tried it on '13 and it worked for me.

Sheet Metal Bend.PNG

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Re: Sheet metal Problem

11-09-2012 12:12 PM in reply to: karthur1

sounds like your radius may be to big or flange to small to accept radius. can you post picture of yours? When it is in preview. like my second picture.


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Re: Sheet metal Problem

11-09-2012 12:13 PM in reply to: jletcher

oh also the thickness has to match the sheet metal rule you are using.


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JDMather
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Re: Sheet metal Problem

11-10-2012 05:49 AM in reply to: aaddekrom

I haven't gotten around to your solution yet, but you might want to take a look at the attached file.

It looked to me like you were doing too much work.

 

simple geometry.png

 

The finished sheet metal part is not so easy.  I see lots of suggestions - but no solution files.

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Re: Sheet metal Problem

11-12-2012 05:21 AM in reply to: JDMather

Thanks for your help.

I tried several "modeling" approaches until i decided to model it from surfaces.

Contour flange, Face & Fold, 3D solid & shell give (almost) the same geometry but the problem occurs when developing the flanges.

When i decide to cut and bend after solid & shell, it won't take all bends and cuts.

When i go with Face & Fold (see attachement), it won't make corner seams like it should, because there is always al little angle between the flanges. (The same with contour flange).

 

Regards,

Aad 

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JDMather
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Re: Sheet metal Problem

11-12-2012 05:34 AM in reply to: aaddekrom

I would very rarely use Fold feature.

I will try to post one solution later today.

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