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flatten a solid

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Anonymous
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flatten a solid

Hello Gentlemen,

I have a problem. 

I'm tying to flatten out some curved solids (to make drawings for laser cutting and for measure sizes), but no success.

If it's just a simple curve, like a half pipe, it works. If it has more faces, just the one I made just for testing (on attached pic), no success.

Could you please help me to do this?

Thank you in advance!

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CCarreiras
in reply to: Anonymous

Hi!

 

1 use the same thickness in the solid and in the rule

 

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2 Always fully constrain the sklecth

 

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3 if you are working in sheet metal, and you want flat patterns, use the sheet metal tools.

 

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4 Do the tutorials or get some training... you have to know more about Inventor.

 

Check the part, Check the sketch and the Flange tool:

 

 

 

CCarreiras

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Anonymous
in reply to: CCarreiras

Hello Carlos,

thank you for the help.

I know I have to learn more about inventor. This is why I ask questions.

I could flatten the sample part with your picture guide. Then I tried to flatten a real part.

This line was created by cutting a solid, so it is made from splines - I cannot measure radius for them.

The sketch is fully constrained, but I cannot make sheet metal from it. I can make a surface from is (extrude), so theoretically the curve is OK.

Do you know and would share with me why?

Thank you!

 

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CCarreiras
in reply to: Anonymous

Hi!

 

The question is: you can not have sharp edges, all have to be tangent, or the spline must be continous.

 

I made a continuos spline, check if it fits you, if it's under the tolerance... i guess it is...

CCarreiras

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Anonymous
in reply to: CCarreiras

Thank you Carlos, you made my day.

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