Sheet Metal swept flange
Ehsan,, as I mentioned in my message the swept flange feature is notorious for these kinds of problems. As it is, since you have all the features you need, you can make a couple of configurations and suppress your Fold1 and use that as your flat pattern. I say this because you are not getting anything extra with the flat pattern with the exception of bend lines and merging of faces. You can split the tangent edges down the center if you need some bend lines.. Maybe???.
I think that as it is SW is having a problem with the 180° bend on the swept flange. I will try one more thing (exhausted my options) and that will be making one half of your part then mirroring to see if that makes a difference. Noticed that if I split the part it does look promising but some weird stuff along with it.
I tried every trick in the book on this but could not make it work. Changed sketch planes. tried one half. Used single cuts, Cut in the formed state with a circular pattern,, ad infinitum. So like I mentioned in our correspondence your best bet for this may be to add the entire center section of slots in the flat pattern. Since you do want the slots in your formed model, after you use the flatten tool fill in the entire middle section in order to get rid of what was put in the bend. The slots are the correct spacing on the ends (flat areas) but what does show up in the center is not the correct spacing.
Screenshot of flat pattern with faces not merged in order to help clarify what I trying to say. So the slots go in after the flat pattern....
This is the patch.
Then the sketch pattern cut.
Flat pattern with faces merged.
Do wish that the swept flange feature worked better.
Do you have a little more clarification on the problem. What is the problem?
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Excellent Ehsan,, I had not tried the curve driven pattern. I had tried a circular pattern that didn't work.
Be Ware though....
and your obrounds are no longer obrounds in the bent area..
Edit:.. Ok,, Your method is fantastic especially if you plan on lasering the shapes in (since the slots on the sides and the slots on the bend will not be equal), but I suggest you don't make your sketch14 a fit spline.. I think you probably did that because you were having a problem selecting the entire path. Leave it lines and arcs and when you select it for your curve driven pattern,, select it from the feature tree. Since it is not a spline your spacing between slots, and slot sizes are consistent. In this screenshot I added another sketch rather than "unfit" splining of sketch14....
The method you came up with is awesome.. I know I have used it before in similar circumstances but it had slipped my mind.
oh my god thank you
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