When creating a new forming tool I can't get it to wrap around the outside 90 deg. bend.
I've created inside 90 deg. tools that worked.
What's the trick? See my pic.
I need the yellow area to continue over the top of the 90.
I believe the issue in your particular forming tool is that the 90 degree bend radius is likely too small for the operation to complete. The forming tool is trying to create the face you have modeled there and then create the other side of the forming tool geometry using the thickness of the sheet metal. If the sheet is thicker than that small radius on the 90 degree bend then I might expect it to give an error.
What happens when you degrees the thickness of your sheet metal body to be less than the small radius of that bend?
Is this what your getting at? (I sent a new pic)
I increased the radius by a tenth and same result.
From what I understand I need the small radius to match the underside of my 16 ga. sheet metal bend.
I could try to use 16 ga thickness of my L shape, but I thought it is just a place holder.
Can you attach the forming tool file to this thread and let me take a look at it?
For Sure, Thanks!
It took some trial and error but it appears that the Forming Tool command itself is not going to let you create a tool like this. I ended up creating a forming tool manually. That really just means applying the yellow/red/teal colors to the model manually and creating the orientation sketch yourself. I took your model, removed the Forming Tool command from it, then manually applied the colors and the orientation sketch. I then applied it to a sheet metal component of arbitrary thickness (0.05"). It was at this point I found that the forming tool was positioned badly on the model. I had to take some measurements and use a 'Move/Copy' command to correct its position.
A lot of trial an error to get it right though. The model is creating the forming tool as though your form is the punch so it makes the inside face and adds thickness to the other side to complete it. As such you would still have to pay attention to the sizes of your fillets with relation to the thickness of the sheet metal.
I've attached the models I made/modified here for you to look through and (I'm hoping) be able to reproduce for your own needs.
I appreciate you looking into this.
I don't see any attachments, just the Pic, but I think I get the work around.
Have a good one!
I had to repackage them but they should be attached now.
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