I made a rolled angle from the "structural member" now I need to flatten it to show the stock size. I can't seem to get it to flatten when inserting a bend. I have been able to do this with other "structural members" though. See image below.
Did you try the Flex Feature?
If you use the Sheet Metal commands then use the Swept Flange Feature, however you will need to draw it without the internal radius that is shown. You can add this later for a visual, but sheet metal needs equal thickness.
Yes, I have tried Flex. Cant seem to get it to completly flatten.
When I create the sweep flange, it only shows the lower part of the angle, and it bends it in the wrong direction. See below.
Works here - hopefully you have 2017
Yes, I have 2017 SP 3.0.
Great then you'll be able to open the file...
SW has trouble with flattening flanges off of a curved surface, which is about exactly what you have here. I know a coworker kept on trying to find ways, and never really made any progress as far as I know. Closest he came was by using two separated configurations.
If you really need to flatten it, can you change it into two parts instead of one piece?
I was only able to get it to work by making two configurations.
If you created this model with "structural member", then you shouldn't have to flatten it to achieve the stock size. Just look in the "Cut-List Properties" and check the "Length" value.
Does that account for bend allowance and set-back? That is more for pre-cut pieces that don't get formed into other shapes. Something you have to keep in mind when making something from sheet-metal.
He's not making something from sheet metal, he's rolling an angle from a structural member.
Try sketching an arc of 359.9°,then select your structural member (angle), you might have to change the rotation angle and locate the profile to the heel point of the angle.
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