I'm trying to bend this model at these places. Has anyone have any success in this?
Have you tried looking at the flex command? Creating a bird mouth bend using the SOLIDWORKS flex command | The SolidApps Blog
If you are familiar with the sheet metal tools you can do it similar to my attached file. I started out with a formed part (with known OD dimensions) but you can do it from flat to formed if you use the sketch bend and a little computing. The trick is the really small dims I have at the base of the Vs.. Like .00005"
Thanks for all the advise I will try them all to see which works out the best.
Thanks for the info. I'm currently enrolled in sheet metal & Weldment classes this Feb 29th- Mar 2 but I was wondering if you could help me out? In your example you have a base flange Sketch. Does your sketch resembles in part or did you start with a base flange sketch which resembles a rectangle, "your center part of the flange"? And how did you get the Base bends??? In class I will be presenting these questions. Hopefully getting even further.
The sketch for the base flange (see screen shot) is a center rectangle with a gap in the center of the top horizontal. This gap is necessary when using the base flange in this manner. You cannot have a closed sketch. The gap is .005 wide symmetrical about the center line I added. I used .005 but it could be just about anything. After sketching this I clicked on "Base Flange/Tab" and did an extrude from mid plane to the desired width. I used .001" thickness (check direction - to inside or outside) Obviously you would not normally have .001 material thickness but for this it works out well. The base bends are added in automatically and for complex profiles this is the way to go since you do not have to add edge flanges etc. I added the extra material between an unfold and fold which is normally used for cut across bends. You will understand this later in your class. Good luck with that
The screen shot is taken while editing "Sketch1"
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