I am struggling to get this to flex, requires an internal diameter of 556mm I have tried pretty much everything.
what am I missing???
You could just use the sheet metal features to create this. See attached.
that looks like an answer..
It just seems to be a long way round such a simple operation to do, but I guess that there is some technical reason as to why this is not possible to achieve.
I can flex it without the holes, but as soon as I put the holes in the part fails??
The flex feature can distort smaller features so the faces end up going through one another creating an invalid body. That could be whats happening with the holes in your part
I have use your method.....
what if I added flats to the ends and cut them off as a last operation??
would it then work??
ok, if you're designing for sheet metal fabrication, I would never recommend the flex tool anyhow.
In regards to adding flat, are we talking about the sheet metal feature, or for the flex?
for the flex
If my assumption in regards to the faces in the holes getting distorted and overlapping, then I don't think adding flats will help in this scenario.
You can set it to 556mm if you turn off the option "Hard Edges", but angle will not be 90.
I tried that and got a really strange response, the part had no or very little thickness.
You're right WTF!! It's thick in the middle & no thickness on the top & bottom edges, how strange. I justy saw that it completed without error & never zoomed in. There are some crazy results if you change the radius to something bigger too. I got it looking normal at the top but no thickness at the bottom edge but the bottom face was OK, apart from the ends where it joins the zero thickness...crazy. I don't like the flex command, it has it's uses on occasion but rarely. In this case I would do as Bjorn Hulman suggests.
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