This post was inspired by this discussion. This issue is described in SPRs 687261 and 837334, the latter was created for me on 11/11/2014 (the other one I simply found on my own). If I create an edge flange and dimension the length based of some other feature of the part, all is good.
Good morning All, I'm trying to develop a simple flat pattern in SW for use as a template that the shop guys can use to lay on & trace a cutout contour on a large pipe where a smaller pipe intersects into it. I've done these many times over the years, but always by trigging and/or using a DOS-based program (which I no longer use) to get my template.
Hello. I have a part from one of our detailers which has an irregular curve (I think parabolic) and I need to develop a 2" thick flange that will follow this contour (and ultimately make this flange into a sheet metal part for flattening). But first things first, I cannot get the sketch to extrude properly using thin feature. I started a sketch on the front plane and used "convert entities" from the web plate.
We are starting to use the PEM features from the SolidWorks design library in our sheetmetal parts (SLDPRT). We are doing this instead of making an assembly of the sheetmetal and inserting separate models of PEM captive fasteners into it in the assembly. Is anyone else doing this?
ROUND PART FROM FLAT SHEET I'm not sure if this can be done in sheet metal. I need to take a strip of metal, thin about .060 thick, 12 in long, 2 in wide, two holes in each end so you can bend it into a circle and bolt it together.
Hello, I'm looking for some input on batch exporting sheet metal parts as dwg flat patterns. Has anyone created a macro for this? I tried just recording a macro in 2010 SP2.1, but it didn't work out so hot. An automated process for this would be very helpful for us because we generally have 50+ flats we have to create at a time for a job.
I'm using sheet metal to design a box and can't find a material that will accurately calculate the weight when I take my part to a drawing. Any ideas? That looks like it would work, but I don't have that option.
I want to make a flat sheet metal part with different cut outs in it. Then revolve it in sheet metal. I see how to make a round part and then flatten it, however I cannot figure out how to do the opposite.
Please take a look at my attached part made in Solidworks 2017 and suggest how to get this part to flatten correctly. We made the part in real life with a sheer/brake/roller and pliers. Then I made what looks like a realistic model in Solidworks (attached).
I know this question has been asked several times but the most recent thread I could find was back in 2011 and unsure about recent updates. I have several rolled parts where the detail drawing is showing hole penetrations throughout it in the rolled state. I'm aware of the fact that if holes are extrude cut into the rolled part, they will come out as ellipses in the flattened state, and vice versa if I put holes in the flat / unfolded state. My question is this.
I have spent hours trying to figure out how to use the bend tables for sheet metal in Solidworks. The help files are useless and I googled for hours trying to find some sample tables to start with. Maybe just stick with a K-factor? If anyone can share a table or two maybe I can tweak them to match how our presses work.
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.
In-context Hole Issue with Derived Configurations (Flat Pattern) So we're pretty fond of using in-context features, but we've run into a problem where an in-context feature won't properly update in a derived configuration, which is the flat pattern. I've attached an assembly and part file below for example.
I'm trying to convert a shelled part to sheetmetal. The part has some large radius curves that I want to be rolled out of 2mm. First I generally add some split lines where I want parts separated. I can convert from the inside of the part or outside, either way, I'm not picky.
I'm requiring the bounding box area to be in the custom/configuration specific property tab so I'm able to use it elsewhere later on. I'm only requiring this on a sheet metal parts so I can do some pricing up later on. Its frustrating as i can see the bounding box area in the cut list properties but don't know how to link it to the custom property tab.
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".
I am having major issues with my DXF files exported from SW2013. The part is made up of splines and the DXF file I import into CAM (Metalsoft) has thousands of tiny splines and my CAM package is crashing/locking up with the many splines it has to deal with. I have experimented with some exporting options but am still at a loss. Has anyone delt with this and what can I do?