Guys, I need help applying this bend to my part. Solidworks isn't able to do this... Can someone please help!! I need this to be done like the picture below. Notice the bend line. I've included my part so u use can see whats going on...
There are a couple of instances like this where Solidworks gets mad at what I'm doing, or doesn't like the process. Seeing as the shop floor is 30ft down the hall I'm well aware of what we can or cannot do, so in this case I would ignore the sketched bend and make a note on the drawing for my brake, stamping, etc. operator. If you are getting a part like this outsourced I would make the Solidworks "impossible" part with whatever tools necessary, possibly not as a true sheet metal part, and make annotations like crazy for the manufacturer.
Solidworks won't bend across another bend. Try using a forming tool.
Thanks, I've never used the forming tool. I'll try that out
But I don't think the forming tool will bend my part the way I want it...
Modeling the finished part shouldn't be an issue.
The issue is getting a Flat Pattern.
You need a Stamping Process to make that part, SolidWorks is good with open air bending, not stamping.
So you can only model the part, which will not give you a flat pattern..
After playing with your model a bit I also came up with a couple of thoughts. Cross Break, sheet metal feature may be what you're looking for. I am also trying to change the order of operations to make it Solidworks friendly I'll probably edit this and attach if I can get it to work.
edit: file attached also discovered I'm running a newer version of Solidworks So the actual file isn't going to help Russell Waseem. So instead I shall write my steps, I created a flat Base Flange of the section that you were trying to put the sketched bend on, then I made the Sketched Bend down the center of it, then I added the rest of the bends to the "bottom" of the part (.44 and .24 flanges). then added a flange with a limited length... removing the unnecessary cut and mirrored the flange across the part
Great to know there is always another/better way
Thanks everyone for the inputs. Ill just make a note on the drawing
To Make it on SW I think you couldn't, but on Logopress3 will be able....but last word has Dennis Bacon
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