We are switching to Solidworks in our company. Previously we were using Radan (2D drawings).
We would like to transfer designs into Solidworks. We would like to create 3D models & drawings for laser cutter/punch machine.
I'm struggling with one part which is presented on below pictures. I have managed to create general shape with flat pattern. It has that 90deg bend as last step which is done manually. As you see its pretty neat tight bend.
I can't model that 90deg bend in SW when I use imported old flatten shape because there is not enough room for bend. I know the part is completely feasible to make on our machines because we already produce it however solidworks requires more space in the corners hence I need to change flatten shape. You can see it on aboves pictures. First 4 pictures shows real object+ flat shape in SW which is almost exact copy of old file. But I can't make the final bend. Last 2 pictures shows edited flat view of a part which can be bend by 90deg in this state.
I don't want to modify old flat shape as I know it works well in production but I can't model it in SW .
If anyone has some ideas how to make such tight neat bend as you see on existing part please let me know.
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