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tmalinski
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To bend or not to bend, That is the question!

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12-11-2002 09:52 PM
Many times I am faced with the challenge of creating a complex part that requires the use of tools on the “Part features” toolbar and the “Sheetmetal features” toolbar. I know that if I start with a Sheetmetal part I can toggle to the Part feature toolbar and then back to Sheetmetal, but can I go the opposite way? I would like to use the Sheetmetal “Fold” tool on a non sheet metal part. Is this possible? If not, is there a way to change permanently a “Part” to a “Sheetmetal” part? (frustrated, I just want to bend the darn thing!)
TIA Tom..
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tmalinski
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Message 2 of 8 (28 Views)

Re: To bend or not to bend, That is the question!

12-11-2002 09:56 PM in reply to: tmalinski
Never mind, I just found it under the applications pull down.
Thanks anyway!
*Bilton, John
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12-11-2002 10:14 PM in reply to: tmalinski
It's our pleasure

We like to tknow that just thinking the answer we can beam it back through the internet as in
Inspiron (neutral I particle) that will come out of your monitor, strike your frontal lobe at the
correct angle to cause a brainwave to occur.

John Bilton
*Singlehurst, Rob
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12-12-2002 12:40 AM in reply to: tmalinski
My Company Standard.ipt file is a my standard sheet metal file which is then
reverted back to a normal (I.a. non sheet metal part) and then saved as a
template. Saves having to import the Sheet Metal Styles if I ever change my
mind about a part half way through.

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Cheers,

--Rob Singlehurst
"John Bilton" wrote in message
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> It's our pleasure
>
> We like to tknow that just thinking the answer we can beam it back through
the internet as in
> Inspiron (neutral I particle) that will come out of your monitor, strike
your frontal lobe at the
> correct angle to cause a brainwave to occur.
>
> John Bilton
>
>
*Keller, Kent
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12-12-2002 01:42 AM in reply to: tmalinski
And it keeps the sheetmetal styles info? What a great idea.... I have struggled with the
dropdown to start new files not having the sheetmetal template. 90 + % of my files are
sheetmetal, and I had tried renaming the sheetmetal template to standard, but then
realized my iParts were being built from it also.

I will have to give you method a try .... thanks.

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Kent
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"Rob Singlehurst" wrote in message
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> My Company Standard.ipt file is a my standard sheet metal file which is then
> reverted back to a normal (I.a. non sheet metal part) and then saved as a
> template. Saves having to import the Sheet Metal Styles if I ever change my
> mind about a part half way through.
>
*Singlehurst, Rob
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12-12-2002 05:44 PM in reply to: tmalinski
Yep works fine.

--
Cheers,

--Rob Singlehurst
"Kent Keller" wrote in message
news:330EDB7E4FAD7ECC9900B5DB88FFAC83@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> And it keeps the sheetmetal styles info? What a great idea.... I have
struggled with the
> dropdown to start new files not having the sheetmetal template. 90 + %
of my files are
> sheetmetal, and I had tried renaming the sheetmetal template to standard,
but then
> realized my iParts were being built from it also.
>
> I will have to give you method a try .... thanks.
>
> --
> Kent
> Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program
>
>
> "Rob Singlehurst" wrote in message
> news:0D213F7A5A7AA2C78F14CB4AE2471660@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > My Company Standard.ipt file is a my standard sheet metal file which is
then
> > reverted back to a normal (I.a. non sheet metal part) and then saved as
a
> > template. Saves having to import the Sheet Metal Styles if I ever
change my
> > mind about a part half way through.
> >
>
>
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tmalinski
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12-17-2002 01:18 AM in reply to: tmalinski
What do you mean "reverted back to a normal" (I.a. non sheet metal part)? Also how would you "import the Sheet Metal Styles" into a non sheet metal part file?
*Keller, Kent
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12-17-2002 01:43 AM in reply to: tmalinski
You can switch modes in the Application pulldown, and you can import styles using Format
.... organizer

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Kent
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"tmalinski" wrote in message news:f12c4c8.5@WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> What do you mean "reverted back to a normal" (I.a. non sheet metal part)? Also how would
you "import the Sheet Metal Styles" into a non sheet metal part file?
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