I made a sweep sheet metal profile and the flat pattern doesn't work.
Here is a 2015 version. If you attached the file you are having issues with we could take a look at it and figure out where you went wrong.
Flattening in SWX is best done for parts that are brake-formed. SWX can approximate a flat for some lofted bends, but I don't think there is any chance SWX can flatten this formed ring.
I stand corrected. Cool stuff here!
I'm looking out my front window at the trees blowing violently in hurricane Matthew. It sure makes it hard to concentrate, but my house is solid and our power has only glitched a few times. The eye of storm is almost directly east of me. I'm about 20 miles inland of the coast and just south of Jacksonville, FL. The next 12 hours will be the most intense.
This forum, Pandora playing my Thumbprint Radio (new discovery for me and I love it!) and trying to work on my awesome ratchet invention are not quite enough distractions from this storm!
Be safe - wish you a good ride...
Be safe !!! surprised you're not the one of 2 mil folks out of town
Image from CNN
That image is from Daytona I think. The bulk of St. Augustine streets are under water. I saw on FB someone posted a picture of a 4-foot shark swimming down their street. I'm not sure where that was, but think it was near Daytona also.
I heard this on the radio a little while ago and realized it is code: "Due to localized flooding, some dangerous wildlife may be displaced into residential areas." That is code for: "If you see a new log in your backyard it could be an alligator."
I might be wrong but .... Believe people just want to stay positive !
The ends can not be touching, leave a .001 gap between edges.
The ends don't touch. Is a gap of 0.2mm between them.
Did you use the Swept Flange feature??
Eugen,,, Add a tiny straight line in your profile. I made mine .001". Then a pierce relationship between the center of the line and the path.
Still not working. I use Solidworks 2015 SP5. Maybe I contructed it wrong.
Thank you for the sample. It worked like a charm.
If your using 2015 or higher you can offset a surface at 0 and then flatten the surface.
For problems like this where the flat pattern is just a rectangle, but the model is complicated Im often tempted to use some basic maths C = pi D and work it out from a scribbled sketch and a calculator.
Or just a few sketches.
Dunno if it works properly but here I've attempted to put in a K factor
I need a gif of someone pointing his index finger and sweeping the other one over it. Shame Shame on you. You are doing math. It makes my head hurt.
Looks like there's research that it actually does kill brain cells
ps I lied, SW makes a great calculator
Is there any reason you don't want to use sheet metal build-in feature: Lofted-Bend?
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