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s.cupples
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Sheetmetal flange mitre problem.

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09-24-2010 03:26 PM

 

Attached is a sheet metal part that I’m trying to get 2 flanges to mitre in the corners of flange 6 and flange 2 in the browser,

 

It seems that inventor can’t mitre a corner if the flanges are not the same length?, but it works fine if the flanges are the same length as shown with flange 5 in the browser.

 

 Is there a solution/workaround  to this issue? or maybe I’m not doing it right?

 

Thanks

 

 N_M

 

You need to create the top flange with offset equal to the width of the matting flange. Then corner both.  Here is your model.

Regards,

Igor.

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JDMather
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Re: Sheetmetal flange mitre problem.

09-24-2010 05:09 PM in reply to: s.cupples

Something like this.

 

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Re: Sheetmetal flange mitre problem.

09-24-2010 05:48 PM in reply to: JDMather

Hi JDMather

 

your miter is whats needed but how did you do it? as when I use the corner seam command it only allows me to select one edge not 2 ?

 

N_M

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Re: Sheetmetal flange mitre problem.

09-25-2010 05:18 AM in reply to: s.cupples

Forget the Corner Seam Miter for now.

Edit your model to the Offset.png image state above and attach the file here.

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Re: Sheetmetal flange mitre problem.

09-25-2010 05:29 PM in reply to: s.cupples

You need to create the top flange with offset equal to the width of the matting flange. Then corner both.  Here is your model.

Regards,

Igor.

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