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Making a sheet metal collar onto a tube

Question asked by Magnus Eriksson on Apr 26, 2016
Latest reply on Apr 26, 2016 by Magnus Eriksson

Hi guys and girls,

 

Sorry if this already been up for discussion but I cannot find it. Feel free to post any link where the question already been up.

I am trying to make a collar follow a pipe. The collar is straight onto to pipe but angled around 45-60 degrees or something.

I saw sometime ago on the internet a post about drawing the profile of collar then using wrap tool to "sweep" it around the path.

But example 2 is nowhere to be found:

CATI Technotes: SolidWorks Lofted Bends for Complex Sheet Metal Parts

 

Now I tried using sweep but then I dont know how to flatten it.

I attach my part and a picture.

 

Is there any good add-on that makes sheet metal like this easier?collar test.JPG

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