My customer asked me to flatten this part and I am having no luck. I tried redrawing it and cannot figure out what I am doing wrong. Can someone tell me what I am missing or doing wrong?
Peter,,, This was relatively simple although there were a couple of issues that threw me for a loop. The way the top and bottom edges come together is the issue. I ended up deleting your sheet metal feature, then offset the surfaces 0", then filleted the surfaces so the top edges were no longer jagged. Then made a couple of 3d sketches from the surfaces and did a lofted-bend with the "form" option. I hid the original solid but you can unhide it (thicken 4) and see that the two bodies match up.
Thank you for your reply. Much appreciated
Any time you use the Lofted Sheet metal feature you need to apply radius's in the corners - No Sharp corners and the other thing you need is the same amount of points/vertex's - then your part would work. With a 3D sketch it is difficult to apply those radius's and you need to be really creative on how you approach that part. One way is in the sharp corner insert two points one on each side of the sharp corner and have them spaced out the same distance from the corner, draw a circle and add coincident mates to the circle and the inserted points and the third spot or anchor is the original sharp point vertex (you need 3 points), then trim the circle and the lines.
Looking at your part again... why do you need a 3D sketch??
edit... added part - you'll need to make adjustments to get it right
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