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FLATPATTERN BEND NOTES DISPLAYS INVALID ALLOWANCE (BD) VALUE I have concern regarding the bend note allowance value. See the picture below, I used a custom bend table which generates the bend deduction value of .060" on a 90º bend (2x .500" flanges with a .940" flat pattern).
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4 hours ago
,sketch extrude Content tagged with sketch extrude
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1 day ago
Also, you stated "mirrored the part in an assembly". Does this mean you performed the following steps? Or others?
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1 day ago
I extruded its internal space and converted to sheet metal in order to have the side sheet metal parts, but solidworks won't let me use edge-flange commands to do the flanges on the top. any ideas? Ioannis KarapedisFeb 7, 2019 6:51 AM(in response to Ioannis Karapedis) Rubén Rodolfo BalderramaFeb 7, 2019 7:45 AM(in response to Ioannis Karapedis) Ioannis KarapedisFeb 7, 2019 7:40 AM(in response to Rubén Rodolfo Balderrama) Re: convert to sheet metal- edge flange problems
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4 days ago
Extra Material Forming tool creates a thin extra material on the surface. I used delete face tool to get rid of this.
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9 days ago
Forming Tool I can't see you file because I'm on SW2015 but I'd guess it's a radii problem. The radii of the face that meets the metal needs to be the same or smaller than the thickness of the metal.
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9 days ago
Incorrect Flat Pattern I create a sketch and use "Base Flange / Tab" to create a U-Trough form. When I convert to the flat pattern it seems to fully discount the rounded sections and only allow for enough material to create the side walls and the formed lip on of of the wall.
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10 days ago
EDIT: I don't believe this method will generate accurate blank parameters and such, as it is more stamping/drawing than forming. I think this can be achieved in a Premium version of SolidWorks with the surface flatten feature, but I'm currently on a Professional.
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11 days ago
Flatten Issue I have found that it was Normal Cut checked/unchecked create this difference. If Normal Cut was unchecked it was creating a round edge.
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12 days ago
On inventor I used the rip function which deleted the radius of a flange leaving it corner to corner so it can be welded, on Solidworks, rip seems to add a bend radius. Jive Software Version: 2018.13.0.0_jx, revision: 20190118155848.7eaeabc.release_2018.13.0-jx
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15 days ago
52114-K0NA-D001-H_PATCH L CROSS MEMBER.IGS.zip44.3 KB 52113-K0NA-D002-H1_PATCH R CROSS MEMBER.IGS.zip47.9 KB
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15 days ago
Welded Corners Difficulty (again) So reading around and looking in the KB it seems like Welded Corners are one of those features that in theory works but in practice rarely does so this may just be another one of those cases where it's not going to happen. But just in case a Sheet Metal guru is out there: any luck getting a Welded Corner to work in the four corners of the attached part (SW17)?
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18 days ago
Is there a way to change the bend order of hems in the model (similar to edge bends) so when I create a drawing it automatically populates the bend note in the order I want? Currently my hem shows as bend 5 in the bending order on my drawing....or am I missing something? Can this be done in bendnoteformat.txt? or through some kind of programming function?
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18 days ago
SOLIDWORKS World 2019 Top Ten voting is still open for another week. Sheet metal is an important area that hasn't seen too many ideas in the Top Ten over the years. What do you think of this idea?
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21 days ago
Change sheet metal's default properties? WITHOUT A MACRO---- Is there a way to change the default properties SW creates for a Sheet metal body? I use a combination of weldments and sheet metal for a lot of structural work.
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21 days ago
Bend_calculation Tags:none(add)bend_calculation Content tagged with bend_calculation
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22 days ago
I followed the instructions in both the online help and the What's New document (they are different steps) and it doesn't seem to work either way. On the Sheet Metal tab of the custom material that I'm using, I created the table of thickness ranges and entered the bend deduction that I want for that thickness. When I check the box to use material sheet metal parameters, I get the message "There are no valid sheet metal parameters defined with the material". The ranges that I set up in the
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23 days ago
When I open parts from a customer Solidworks shows imported in the feature tree, however when I use featureworks it gives me an error message "part contains features with rebuild errors". When I use import diagnostics to attempt to heal faces/gaps it doesn't seem to correct them all. From what I can tell the issue is that the parts don't have relief cuts for the flanges and this is causing the problem. When I try and add the relief cuts they come in after the "imported" file so featureworks
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24 days ago
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.
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24 days ago
I wanted to convert this pipe to a sheet metal in order to do a weld connection for a static thermal analysis. I broke the face of the cylinder in order to get the convert to sheet metal feature to work but now I get 2 segmented faced on the cylinder. It allowed me to created a weld contact in analysis where i needed it but I think is causing issues down the line when I try to mesh the part for the analysis.
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26 days ago
You would have to cut out the U-Shape around each one and then add a sketched bend to it or use a forming tool to create it. The forming tool might take a little more time to setup but will make it much easier in the end. Agree, I'd be inclined to go for the forming tool, especially if that's the way it's formed in the real part.
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28 days ago
?When I open a sheet metal part the forming tools folder does not appear in the Design Library Does anyone know where to find it You can make one if it doesn't yet exist. Just make sure and right click on it after you make it and select "Forming Tools Folder" from the pop up menu.
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29 days ago
Welded Corner So why does Sheet metal Welded corner only work in certain circumstances?
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29 days ago
We've always built our trailer beams using weldments. When using weldments, what we do is generate the trailer's web and then the trailer's flange and after that we split it to whatever length we require it to be manufactured. The problem I'm having right now is that we're using the split feature to split a bent flange.
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30 days ago