Can anyone help me in converting the attached part to sheet metal please
Yes,,, it's just one of those bugs that sometimes happens when you have already a sheet metal part then delete it. For some reason that information remains in the file and when you try to do an insert bends it won't allow it. If I remember correctly the "Convert to Sheet Metal" tool always works. I and others have struggled with this from time to time. Think it is a surface id or something along those lines.
How do you intend to manufacture that part?
As it is - it is a Spun part (deformed).
If you want to make it as standard Sheet Metal part you will need to remove this deformed feature and add it on the shop floor as a weld or solder.
That portion is not important to me, since I used a revolve option it isforming.
The part can be as attached, all what I am looking for is to convert tosheet metal, flatten it and fill the area with cut out hole.
Thanks for providing that information, now my issue is resolved
Joji,, here is a couple of ways to do this.. On your original I removed the bottom of the Revolve then did an insert bends on it. Since it thought it was already sheet metal I had to shake it up a bit by deleting some faces then thickening. Then I added the bottom portion back so you have a nice visual in the formed view. On the magenta one I remodeled it using a swept flange. Didn't pay much attention to dims on this. Just want to let you know it can be done this way with a tiny base flange at the bottom.
Thanks for taking that effort, what I am still struggling is to understand which option and edge/face you selected for converting the model to sheet metal after deleting the corner. I am attaching the model by rolling back to the stage you converted to sheet metal.
Use the "Insert Bends" tool and select an edge...
Edit:... I wanted to add that in my first screenshot with the swept flange you will notice that the flat pattern is not the same as it it using the "Insert Bends".. Apparently using this with a base flange does not allow you to use the conical option as it does when the bottom is open. So,,, don't let that confuse you. You will get the same flat if the bottom is open.
Thanks for that, but I dint understand why the thickness had to be deleted and added for this option to work. Do you know any specific reason for this.
Thanks for your help
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