hi every one
has anyone an experience of design a cylindrical tank with two lens (3 body) in sheet metal to calculate the expanded view of 3 body (2 lenses and 1 cylindrical)
Hi Adel, Do you mean dish end development? See it in the attached model and image.
Some images would help explain your description.
Try Swept Flange or even edge flange should work.
i try in Swept Flange , but when i use flatten , the result is incorrect .
That doesn't surprise me, but in what way is it incorrect?
If you have SW15, try using the Flatten Surface tool.
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tanks Mandar .
I HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION
MY EXPANDED PLATE OF DISH IS SQUARE . BY Swept Flange THE RESULT IS A RECTANGULAR PLATE . CAN ANYONE HELP ME?
Use "flatten along path". If I understand your correctly. This will give you a round blank.
I DONT USE THIS TYPE OF FLATTEN CAN U EXPLAIN MORE PLEASE ? MY EMPLOYER WANT ME AN EXTENDED SQUARE .
I'm studying Mandar's files as we speak trying to figure out how he went about this. It is not working as I expected. I have done this correctly many times and may have to remodel the dishes. Are you trying to figure out a blank size for the end caps (dishes)? How are the dishes going to be manufactured?
Edit: Spinning? Press Forming?
my purpose is to model the real process forming of a dish . a square plate 1X1 meter , convert to dish by rolling or by use of pressing
I just looked at your original picture. If your dishes look like that you can model a disk in sheet metal and add an edge flange to it. This is very easy to do.
Edit: I noticed that Deepak had suggested using an edge flange.
but i want to model a concave dish with edge flange without use of SWEPT FLANGE future , could you please guide me?
The only way I know off doing that is with the swept flange. I had just modeled it a few minutes ago but closed it. I don't think there is any other way.
Edit: In order to use the edge flange you must have a flat base flange to work off of.
WHEN I USE swept flange THE result of flatten is a rectangular . that is not true b/c we use a square plate . tomorrow when i say the length and width of a rectangular plate to my manager he said that : your dimension is false b/c we use a square plate no rectangular
I understand. Let me see what I can do. Like I said I have done this successfully in the past. All I have to do is remember how I did it.
i will wait for your response . i check this discussion later .
As suggested earlier, use edge flange but flat pattern would be round blank and not square.
I think I have this figured out. There are many variables that can cause an issue but it does work. I think if I had your file I could give you something you can use. There is no thought in my dimensioned part just random placement of sketch entities.
I had to add a short line at the circle at an angle to make this work. That line is the one used for Cylindrical/Conical Bodies. Hope you can get the idea from this. When you do this the flat is circular not rectangular. I imagine in your process you start with a square blank then circle cut it prior to forming. I kept opening the gap in the path until this flattened properly. I have check the overall and compared it to a cross section profile and it looks good.
hi mr deepak
as i say . i want to model a concave dish . my mean is that the first body is concave
I'm racking my brain (and it's working well today) but I can't see how you could fashion a dome shape from that. Like I said earlier in this post you need a flat base flange to make that work. I presented the edge flange earlier to Adel and he rejected that. This needs to be manufactured as as pressure vessel head. I will attempt a dome shape once again using the edge flange.
Using an edge flange I am able to come up with I nice dish shape but unable to add any additional flanges onto it.
oh tanx Dennis
my fault is that i dos not check cylindrical / conical bodies . you solve my problem completely.
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