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Sheet metal normal cut

Status: Implemented
by Valued Mentor on ‎11-07-2012 05:10 AM

The ability to make sheet metal normal cut in one step

Status: Implemented
This idea has been implemented within Autodesk Inventor 2015. Special thanks to the author of this Idea and likewise to everyone who cast your Kudo for it. A new “Cut Normal” option is now available within the Sheet Metal Cut command within the Sheet Metal environment. When the "Cut Normal" option is enabled, cut profiles will remove material on intersecting faces using a perpendicular face termination. Please be sure to check this out in Autodesk Inventor 2015. Thanks!
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by Active Contributor wengerbryan on ‎01-08-2013 09:35 AM

Myself and many of my colleagues find it incredible that Inventor still does not have a functional normal cut option for sheet metal like Solidworks and Solidedge have long had which is crucial for clean SM flat layouts.  I realize that there are the standard workflows like using derive and thicken to get around this problem but the simple fact of a major gap in SM funtionality still exists.  Please give Kudos to this post and let's make this issue as visible as possible.

by Employee on ‎01-28-2013 03:05 PM
Status changed to: Under Review
This project [US4856] is under review by the development team.
by as on ‎02-08-2013 12:32 AM

Since joining my current company 7 years ago, and taking over the administration of our design software this is the one request that is a constant every time I ask for feedback to pass onto our reseller and Autodesk. 'Why does Inventor not allow normal cuts'. Please sort and my life will be a little easier. I also understand the above comment and currently use surface, cuts, and thicken to model as required, but it not the obvious or easiest route for many designs. Thank you

by Employee on ‎03-14-2013 08:32 AM
Status changed to: Accepted
Accepted idea [US4856]. Thanks!
by Employee on ‎03-27-2014 11:48 AM
Status changed to: Implemented
This idea has been implemented within Autodesk Inventor 2015. Special thanks to the author of this Idea and likewise to everyone who cast your Kudo for it. A new “Cut Normal” option is now available within the Sheet Metal Cut command within the Sheet Metal environment. When the "Cut Normal" option is enabled, cut profiles will remove material on intersecting faces using a perpendicular face termination. Please be sure to check this out in Autodesk Inventor 2015. Thanks!
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