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Sheet Metal Part with Only Ripped Edges

Question asked by Cory Lent on Sep 23, 2018
Latest reply on Oct 1, 2018 by Scott Leacox

Hello All,


I have been reading the forums, looking for videos, and playing with the features and I cannot find a solution to this.


I want to take a solid body and turn it into a sheet metal part with no bends, only rips.

As an example, if you were to cut out only flat pieces of metal, butt them together, and weld them.

Ive attached a few example of parts that can be made this way for reference.


Hopefully somebody can come up with an easy way for me to do this.

I tried creating Base Flange/Tabs but the problem is interference.

So far as I know, there is no "reverse" or "opposite" of the Combine feature, and I'm sure that is not even a robust way to make parts like these.


I am using SW 2017 if that is needed.


Thank you in advance for your help.