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Sheet metal bend deduction tables for flat development.

Question asked by Evan Dlugopolski on May 25, 2016
Latest reply on May 26, 2016 by Dennis Dohogne

Hello all,


I work for a high mix fab shop and my team and I are wondering if anyone has any tips for getting the most out of bend deduction tables in Solidworks.  We are looking to try to use this functionality for developing flats for a panel bender.  We are familiar with sheet metal, bend calcs, etc so setting up the table wouldn't be the issue but we want to integrate these things into SolidWorks and make it as seamless to use as possible.  

That being said, is it possible to set up one single bend table to takes into consideration things like material or even bend length?  In other words, what are the capabilities and limitations of bend tables?  And are they the best way to develop flat patterns with a lot of variation in material type, thickness, and bend radius?


Thanks in advance,