Hy, I'm trying to bend my part after I cut some holes in it (with hole wizard), but the holes simply disappear at the bended section of my part.
Anyone have a solution for this?
Thansk in advance!
(p.s.: SW 2014)
What you can do if you need to use the holes for mating other parts etc... You know the length from hole to hole in the flat, draw another sketch after bending and use that length as an arc length and you should be right on. The only issue is you have to do it twice, once in the flat and the next one after bending...
For some reason you can't put holes in that direction, but you can as shown below
I think you are going about it wrong. If you drew the part bent with the holes in a sketch, then made a sheetmetal part, it should unfold.
SW doesn't allow drilling holes in from the end - I did try what you suggested before I posted, but won't work
very interesting. I attempted with sketched holes instead of hole wizard as well as patterned or sketched hole placement. I am finding the same as John. Holes on the side can not be used. Holes on the top work fine, although they do appear to distort as I would expect. I attempted to add holes on the side to the bent part and then unfolding and that did not work either.
The hole distortion is in relationship to the bending, before or after.. In sheet metal if the holes are placed before the bends the will be distorted according to the thickness of material.
That is a good idea (unfortunately it doesen't work according to @John), but the thing is (I forget to mention that earlier) that I know the position of the holes in an unfolded state, and I'm looking for the position of the holes in a folded state.
Thanks, this methode indeed works, but as you mentioned with twice the work. Nevertheless with two different configuration and supressing the proper features I've got a decent result. (Tho I'm bit sad SW can't do it for me)
Thanks everyone for the contribution!
Wouldn't you add the holes after bending? I moved the hole wizard to after the bends in the feature tree and more holes show up (8 in total)
I wonder if you place points in the flat if they would move with the bend then add the holes after the bends.
In this particular part you would drill or punch the holes after its bent, but normally the holes are placed on the face, so it could be either way, laser cut prior to bending or drilling after bending...
No the points don't follow the bent section..
SolidWorks requires a constant thickness in order for sheet metal bends to work; so it is not surprising (but unfortunate) that your holes disappeared. And remember that if your K-factor is not 0.5, you will need to compensate your hole spacing (depends how accurate you want to be).
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