And changes in direction.
I'm so glad I had a play around with this. this was fun.
You can use sheetmetal feature to bend, but you need to create separate sheet metal bodies and the tube bodies which are not merged, and are fully defined in relation to the sheetmetal bodies it joins to then once you have all the bodies lined up and constructed correctly, you can flatten / fold the sheetmetal bodies and create the combine bodies in separate configurations. It's messy. I'd probably just use the flex feature, which is also messy and will take a bit of trial and error to do correctly.
But I do hope someone suggests something better.
I used the bending command to do it, the pipe is completely deformed, how can I do part of the wall bending, other parts not deformed?
Yes I see the issue. I don't think there is a way of isolating the area you wish to deform.
Just had a play with a weldment corner combined with a sheetmetal body. Seems to unfold well for me. 2018 model attached.
Thank you very much for your help ，I can't open this file, can you show me the screenshot of the design tree and the screen?
create the weldment. In the settings apply a gap to the corner(s)
Cut the corner
Create an edge flange on the corner
Combine the bodies
Thank you very much.I use this method. Because this can be used to cut the IGS file in one part.
I'm sure the Iges of this could be used to as well
Can be made as complex as you like very easily.
Flattens with a single click of the flatten button
Bjorn Hulman wrote: Hi Cres,Just had a play with a weldment corner combined with a sheetmetal body. Seems to unfold well for me. 2018 model attached.
Bjorn Hulman wrote:
This is genius Bjorn, great work.
I had no idea you could combine sheet metal & weldments & still get it to unfold
I had no idea either. My initial thoughts is that it would require separate bodies and configuration specific combine features, which would have been quite cumbersome. SW continues to surprise when you chase a little curiosity!
cres lu ,
Please mark Bjorn Hulman's answer as correct & not your own reply.
Thank you Cres.
Awesome. Nice work Cres. Did it take much trial and error?
Failure is the mother of success.-------This is a Chinese proverb
I like it.
Bjorn Hulman sorry to bother you, any chance you would be willing to share your model for this? Have been experimenting with this same thing and can not get this to unfold. Thank you!!
I'll see if I can dig it out when I get to the office in the morning.
You can email me and I will send you the model
had a PC change since, but re-created a simple part that should hopefully give you the intent you require. I'll leave it to you to add the finesse.
I find that hard to believe Kevin.. This has been on the forum for a least 6 years. Where have you been?
Bjorn Hulman Thank you for taking the time to do that for me, I really appreciate it!!
No Problem Kenneth
I replicate your work but I am unable to flatten. What is the reason?
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