5 Replies Latest reply on Dec 13, 2007 2:46 PM by Justin Frick

    Bending Round Bar

    Justin Frick
      I am trying to calculate flat layouts for bending 1" Round Bars. There are two simple 90 degreee bends (1/4" inside radius) on the bar. With a few simple calculations, I can locate the bend lines by hand. However, I want to expand the use of my sheetmetal knowledge to bending round bars using Solidworks. I have tried to extrude a part, then convert it to sheetmetal, failure. Also, create lofted sheetmetal part between two circles with the contour line being the centerline of the bar, failure.

      Is there anyway to create a "Sheetmetal Bar"? The theories should be the same, however, the two approaches have yeilded no results.