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Been using this forum for years to answer questions and finally have one I couldn't find an answer to. Here's what I am dealing with: We are air bending steel on a press brake to form parts between 12 ga (.1046") and 1/4" thick.
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15 hours ago
I am trying to recreate a part that has a gap at a angle as opposed to a straight line. I then want to unfold and place the holes into the part, pattern and fold the part again. The problem is whenever I create the part and got to unfold it, It produces a error that say you cant get a fixed edge from a non planar surface. I then tried to do a lofted bend.
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21 hours ago
I just came to Works from Edge. My first step was setting up gauge tables. Now that I am using gauge tables, when I pick a different table (One for carbon, Aluminum, Stainless, each)
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2 days ago
Press Brake forming without Tooling Marks I created this process some 25 or 30 years ago before Amada came in and showed us their new tooling style. Back then we used to bend jobs with expensive rubber sheeting to avoid press brake marks, we had some serious customers that wanted their products to look great.
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2 days ago
Internal Flanges Another newbie question for you.Why doesn't solidworks automatically mitre notch the corners of internal flanges so it can be flattened.Is there another way to add internal flanges to a window cutout without having to manually relieve the corners.I have inserted a quick example.
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2 days ago
Bounding Box properties calculates the following: I would like to get some feedback about this enhancements. Whether they are useful for your workflows, how it will / will not help you to create your design.
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5 days ago
Sheet metal with mixed criteria Hello all, I am trying to figure out how to make a piece of sheet metal have the following qualities.
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6 days ago
Hi all, sometimes I'm getting an error with tab and slot feature, it says the paired slot can't be found. If I edit the part, delete the tabs and hit Ctrl+Z it will clear the error. Is there any knowing bug on tab and slot feature?
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6 days ago
Can you attach your *.sldprt file here? What version of SolidWorks are you using?
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8 days ago
See attached SW2016 file. why is the surface shown below coming out different on sketched bend 4 than on sketched bend 5? they are both set back .1mm with their bend radius and bend position the same? The first bend is still on the straight portion of the part whereas the second bend falls on the angled portion of the part.
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9 days ago
At the attachment as you can see difference between sheet metal symbols. How i fix it? First picture is the correct one.
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13 days ago
I have a very simple sheet metal part that I've been unable to flatten. I've searched the forum and tried many of the suggested fixes for other users experiencing a similar scenario: "The bend allowance of this bend may be too small". I could have re-modeled this simple part in less time than I've spent looking for a solution, but I'm seizing the opportunity as a learning experience.
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14 days ago
Having a small unfold problem and getting this massage. can anyone help out please ? Invalid object name " TB_RAWMA " Anyone know what this is please ?
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14 days ago
I'm here because I have the need to metal sheet to dxf format, I can do it without problems, but the issue is that I need the resulting file to be a single closed polyline, because the cutting machine requires it that way. I tried configuring the options when exporting and I had no solution, I tried to also look for a Macro that has this functionality and I was not lucky either.
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15 days ago
I need some help trying to make a sheet metal part. So I got my sheet metal part with the bend on the bottom flange and it unfolds nicely, but I can not figure out how to add the gusset side sections (shown as the sketched line) that I need. I tired using an edge flange then modifying the sketch but it wouldn't let me do that.
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16 days ago
I'm a long time user and I was a long time contributer as some of you may know. Anyway, I have performed many searches on this topic but I haven't been unable to find the answer I'm seeking. I have a sheet metal part created using a Base Flange feature and I'd like to capture the flat pattern length in an existing custom file property called "CutLength".
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17 days ago
I have learned about the new suitcase corners for sheet metal parts in 2018 Solidworks. I have been wondering, how would these actually be made in reality? So I searched around for how suitcase corners are made in sheet metal and I got nothing besides hits for Solidworks. So do suitcase corners even exist or are they just a fiction invented by Solidworks?
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19 days ago
I have a problem creating a bent curve on a sheet metal. This is the situation, I need to create a curved bend following a circular frame.
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19 days ago
I am mirroring a sheet metal part, and the corner relief in the flat patterns do not match. How can I rectify this? Both are set to "tear" as the auto-relief option under the Sheet-Metal feature.
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19 days ago
Dennis Bacon(or anyone else)I am still learning sheetmetal design. I do not like the look of the attached .sldprt closed corners. Got the job done for proof of concept but now I want to make it pretty. Would rather have it with a nice rolled edge like the MiterFlange7.
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22 days ago
I was wondering if there is a feature available in the Sheet metal toolbar that allows me to bend a sheet metal with a fixed offset along the contours of a feature. The attached photos might help to understand my problem more easily. I would like to take the orange contours of DETEAIL B, to construct the sheet metal with an offset of 1mm next to the orange contours.
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22 days ago
Sheet metal enhancement Here are 2 enhancements that I would like to see for when you have a sheet metal part with an edge that is not flat so you can square with a back gauge of a press brake or the edge is not parallel with the bend line.
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23 days ago
Sheet Metal Elbow Segments We make quite a few sheet metal elbow segments here and I have done quite a few, however I would think that there got to be a quick and easy way to do this. I have my model setup in a 2D or if it's twisted a 3D sketch, then I make the segements depending on the requirements, (radius, length etc..).
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28 days ago
post funny stories in here what kind of help you need....
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28 days ago