I would like to cut the curved bottom bit to a constant width the same as the straight section To give an approximation and a better visual, here it is just eyeballed with an elliptical cut
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22 hours ago
linear pattern sheet metal doesn't flatten/unfold Hey, I have linear patterned a sheet metal body in a part. The seed body flattens without problems however the patterned bodies all give a the error "cannot display bend line for this bend" and only flattens 2 out of the 4 bends.
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1 day ago
I am a student member of an SAE Baja team. We have a 4 axis plasma table on the way that should be able to do our tube notching off of the cad models. In order to do so we need a flattened or unrolled version of the tubes that can then be exported as a DXF file. Below are images of an example tube and the desired result.
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2 days ago
Looking for a more sophisticated understanding of sheet metal design from any gurus. I have always selected bend radii in the following manor.
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3 days ago
I have a part that was converted to sheetmetal. This process did not create a flat pattern configuration, and thus there is no flat pattern view in the drawing file. Is there a way to fix this?
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4 days ago
Sheet metal corner interference Hello. We make all of the electrical cabinets for our machines and I am trying to model some of them up.
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8 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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9 days ago
Good morning All, Just trying a little exercise with the sheet metal development of a simple 1/4" thick 90 degree cone segment. I am getting an error when attempting to flatten the steel.
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10 days ago
Edgebend tear angle I've created an edge flange and modified the flange profile as follow:
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10 days ago
steel weight calculation formula Could you pls help check whether the follow steel weight calculation formula correct:
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14 days ago
I have created a part using surfaces. basically creating two flat surfaces in perpendicular planes and then connecting them with a lofted surface that is tangent to both faces. I would like to make this a sheet metal part. I believe it can be created without having to stretch the metal, but I don't know any way to make this using the sheet metal options. The lofted bend isn't working because I don't see any options of making it tangent.
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15 days ago
I'm fairly new to the world of SolidWorks in terms of designing, but I'm hoping I can get some help. I've googled and read as much as I can, but I can't seem to figure out why my bend lines won't show up when I'm setting up flat pattern drawings. I'm currently using SW2010 at work and although it seems a simple task, some of my parts aren't showing up with bend lines. The flat pattern piece and bend *notes* are there, but that's the extent of it.
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16 days ago
This a downloaded part file. Flatten sheet metal in drawing file gives a different result. What is reason for that?
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18 days ago
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.
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22 days ago
I am using SolidWorks 2016 and I'm trying to unfold a sheet metal part that I made(pic 1), but I can't because I can't find any fixed face. It's a corrugated sheet metal and also has a curvature. I made this sheet metal part by to sketches, the first one is the section of the corrugation(pic 2), and the second one is the path of the first sketch (pic 3). Then I used "swept flange" for those to sketches to form the part (Insert -> Sheet Metal -> Swept Flange).
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23 days ago
Trying to do weld tabs on a 3d profile metal sheet with 2015 version. I wish I had 2018 with automatic weld tab feature!
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24 days ago
Closing corners with Mitered Flanges_Sheet Metal Part I'm having a hard time closing these corners on what should be a very simple sheet metal part. It's probably staring me in the face.
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24 days ago
I wanted to know if there was a setting or a better automated tool for dimensioning a roll in sheet metal. Currently, the only way I know that it does it is by treating it like it's a press broke or drawn bend. When you flatten a rolled bend it turns into a single piece that appears to be all radius. I would liken to a part that has 2 or 3 bends but when you flatten it appears to have only 1 bend.
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26 days ago
Edge Flange with Trapezoid Edge I want to make a sheet metal with Trapezoid Flange. Even though dimensions are same rectangle flange level is higher than the Trapezoid flange level.
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28 days ago
Is there a way to set sheetmetal thickness of a base flange to the value of an offset dimension? I don't want to have to set up a design table or global variable but associate the dim in sheet metal parameters to the 5mm offset dim that other components will be referenced from. I input "=" and click the sketch dim and no love.
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28 days ago
Trapezoid Edge Flange I want to make a Trapezoid like Edge Flange only with Edge Flange tool. Is it possible?
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28 days ago
i have seen some annoying behavior and i think i've seen this in 2014 as well as 2017 that i'm using now. the assembly consists of several sheet metal parts, all of which have a "flat pattern" configuration. as we all know when we turn a sheet metal part into a flat pattern it creates a sketch that defines the border and bend lines. typically this sketch is only visible and active while in the "flat pattern" configuration. now my issue is that i open the higher level assembly and all of these
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1 month ago
Sheet Metal Bend Table (SMBT) When goes to SMBT from SWX application only two folders there. When goes from C drive it shows five additional files as well.
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1 month ago
I am getting the incorrect flat pattern for the attached sheet metal part. I am using sw2017 sp5. -Could anyone confirm this part works in another service pack?
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1 month ago