The current forming tool functionality is not intended to interact with the bend region of a part. If you would like, you could use standard solid and surface modeling practices to get your desired outcome.
ok. I was hoping to keep it as a sheet metal part but that may not be a option. Thanks!
Benjamin Modic wrote:
The current forming tool functionality is not intended to interact with the bend region of a part.....
Are you sure about that?
I though Matt Lombard book showed how to do this years ago?
Dr. Mather, thanks for the reference.
Yes, you can do this, but it requires a forming tool to be used that goes across the bend. And the forming tool is tricky because it requires some stuff you wouldn't guess. I know I've done it somewhere. https://books.google.com/books?id=-1a0Ty4lqPYC&pg=PT745&lpg=PT745&dq=form+across+bends+lombard&source=bl&ots=CTytJ6SIlJ&…
It's much easier in Solid Edge.
Just wondering about the fabrication of the wraparound emboss.
I'm thinking the emboss is formed on the flat and then the two bends are made.
If so, the bends would have to made on custom, profile-matching tooling (both halves), else the bends won't be maintined.
Seems like a tough fab, especially with the narrow inside spacing, even for a stamping, which looks possible on Mr. Lombard's example..
BTW: J. Mather strikes again!