I am having trouble converting this from it's solid state to sheet metal. I can not get it to rip the corners.
I've tried all the tricks in my bag. Which honestly, isn't that many.
I would love to see how some of the pros here would get this done.
Keith,,, Not sure how you wanted your material. Outside or Inside?.. If I do this to the outside it converts fine. Did have to fiddle with the gap a bit. I'm thinking if you want the material inside you can alter your loft sketches accordingly.
For some reason I can't pack&go this (to zip) without my SW crashing. Going to have to investigate cus never had that issue before. I did install 2017 yesterday. Hope that isn't the issue. This is a 2016 file.
Edit:... I put some more thought into this and John Stoltzfus got me thinking. Thanks John. Getting me to think is a major accomplishment now-a-days. Since I didn't like the way the rip was working....I used your geometry Keith to make the base flange and edge flanges with up to vertex and parallel to faces. Take note of the .240515 dim. It is used on the base flange sketch. Easy to do. I did make a sketch (shown in screenshot) in order to assist me in this. Found that by using edge flanges the closed corners worked really well. You may want to lap it differently but I did purposely relieve it slightly to make it easier on the brake operator. Don't want the V die to gouge the material. You get a real nice flat pattern with this method. Your "Shell1" is still in the model only hidden and in yellow. You can unhide it to see that it all lines up.
Typical flat pattern corner.
The file ending in Edge Flanges is the way I would go.
Side note.... Still can't get the pack & go to zip working in 2014, 2015, or 2016 now from file drop down (can from Windows Explorer and sometimes with SW explorer. Never had a problem before I installed 2017. Works fine in 2017. Must have something to do with the new and improved pack & go that's being touted in what's new. Anybody else running into this?..
Another way - using the "Newer" sheet metal techniques - takes longer
Thank you everyone! I will try out all of these techniques. I always enjoy learning new ways to get the job done.
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