From another thread, it was mentioned that cuts and holes do not respond the same way in sheet metal. I use cuts all the time in models so that many cuts can be edited at one time from the sketch perspective.
I'm doing sheet metal parts in SolidWorks 2016. If I create a new sheet metal part, I get what I assume is the standard list of properties. But I've got sheet metal part files that were created in older versions of SolidWorks.
I reported this when I found if the folds are not 90 degrees then closed corner does not extend the face correctly (reported at approx 2012 sp4). Now I find that at 2013 sp 4, if the sketch defining the edge flange is not rectangular the problem occurs, even though all the edges involved are at right angles.
I am getting a "cross break" when I loft two sheet metal sketches together. Quick description; I am trying to hold 5.00inch O.D. at one end of the box and 5.625inch O.D. at the other. The back face is on the same plane and at a 90deg bend.
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.
To all you sheet metal people out there i have a question. I would like to know which feature you use and why? Bend deduction, bend allowance and k-factor. Depending on which one you choose, it changes the flat pattern.
I am designing a metal box that has slight deformations included before the actual bending process. These slight lines add strength to the large surface and they also give a little look to the part. However, these preliminary bends are not accounted for when making the actual bends in the part. I've attached a picture so you can see what I mean.
I need to fit a roughly rectangular piece of sheetmetal onto a weldment. In order for it to fit properly, it must be "cupped"slightly along both directions of the panel. (The cupping is about 4 inches along a length of 60 inches).I have found that the flex command allows me to manipulate the solid body showing me at the same time the need to elongate it to fit properly after welding it to the other members. My question is directed at those who have used FLEX in this way.
Attached is both a screen shot and a model with closed corner problem I am unable to solve. Yes there is a work around of merging another tab/sketch to the flat pattern after the fact. But that does not show the results in the bent model.
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.
I use SW 2014 SP 5.0 and I am trying to construct a cylinder with 2mm thickness and 186mm OD. I am designing it by creating an arc and leaving a 0.5mm gap and then doing a base flange and I use a bend radius of 91mm (the radius of the ID) and a K factor of 0.5. My issue is that if I cut the sheet metal according to the dimension that the flat pattern suggests (577.55mm), the cylinder I construct is larger.
Hello, Any ideas, other than making a Document template with predefined sheet metal form... I find the mentioned option to mess some shapes so bad that it would be best to disable it forever... but it seems to jump on on every new sheet metal model by default...
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.
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.