Just need some quick help on a part. Whenever I angle my tabs at anything but 90 deg they begin to twist themselves such that they are no longer in the same plane. Could anyone advise? Thank you.
The TWO 14° bends are not letting the TWO small tabs stay on the same plane. It will not work unless the flanges that the small tabs are on are modified so that the tabs will remain on the same plane when the part is complete. The tabs are in theory "lower" that the "fixed or "flat portion of the sun visor so anything aside from the 90° bend is going to cause them to "twist"
Is it possible to use solidworks to account for this plane difference? In my head the bend line would just need to be at an angle that isn't parallel to the edge of the two 14 deg bends, having different length relief cuts. I just can't figure out how to do that.
Yes it can be done with a Sketch Bend (One Sketch bend feature per tab). You just have to trial and error the angle for the Sketched Bend Line or do the math to figure out the proper angle. I "guesstimated" and came up with this...
The down fall to this is you will have gap that you more then likely will have when the tabs are flush against its mounting surface.
As you can see I added an extra flange, also at a 70° bend, on the fixed/flat face I am speaking of. Hopefully this helps you understand why it isn't possible.
Here is a crude way to do what you want (this is really a descriptive geometry problem but it has been over 30 years since I have done anything like this).
First create a cut from plane 1 that cuts into your 14 degree wing.
When viewed normal to the 14 degree wing the cut looks something like this
You then analysis the angle between plane 1 and the 14 degree wing
You then create your flange at that angle
Now when you analysis plane 1 to your flange they are parallel
Repeat on the other side and your tabs will be on the same plane.
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