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mhellberg
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎01-29-2003
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Sheetmetal Loft?

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11-13-2002 03:19 AM
Is there a way to create a sheetmetal loft? We need to make features that are essentially contour flanges between two different sections.
-Thanks much.
-Matt
*Germer, Ole
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Re: Sheetmetal Loft?

11-13-2002 03:24 AM in reply to: mhellberg
yes and no

yes you can make a loft between the two sections
but the thickness will not be quite the same.  if you draw two sketches --
both a line - loft between the two and then thicken the thickness will be
right.  no -- you cannot flatten it.


 

 

style="PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">
Is
there a way to create a sheetmetal loft? We need to make features that are
essentially contour flanges between two different sections.
-Thanks much.

-Matt
*DJSpaceMouse
Message 3 of 5 (95 Views)

Re:

11-13-2002 05:00 AM in reply to: mhellberg
You can flatten it with
href="http://www.spi.de/index_e.htm">SPI Sheetmetal Inventor 5.3
(though the
version doesn't work with Inventor 6 - new version coming out
shortly).


style="PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">

yes and no

yes you can make a loft between the two sections
but the thickness will not be quite the same.  if you draw two sketches
-- both a line - loft between the two and then thicken the thickness will be
right.  no -- you cannot flatten it.


 

 

style="PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">
Is
there a way to create a sheetmetal loft? We need to make features that are
essentially contour flanges between two different sections.
-Thanks
much.
-Matt
*DJSpaceMouse
Message 4 of 5 (95 Views)

Re:

11-13-2002 05:27 AM in reply to: mhellberg
You can also Loft between two or more filled
sections and then Shell to the desired thickness.  This is the method that
must be used to unfold "freeform" models in SPI.


style="PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">

yes and no

yes you can make a loft between the two sections
but the thickness will not be quite the same.  if you draw two sketches
-- both a line - loft between the two and then thicken the thickness will be
right.  no -- you cannot flatten it.


 

 

style="PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">
Is
there a way to create a sheetmetal loft? We need to make features that are
essentially contour flanges between two different sections.
-Thanks
much.
-Matt
Active Member
mhellberg
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎01-29-2003
Message 5 of 5 (95 Views)

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11-13-2002 05:40 AM in reply to: mhellberg
Does anybody know if a feature like this is planned in the future? In ProE it was a sheetmetal blend and we used it heavily.
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