I want to flex a sheet metal part, but I need that the part results like my sketch, with the same angle and same radius
The results from the command are not the same to my sketch, but I don´t know why.
1. the flex command is not the most precise command.
2. you have to be VERY explicit on the location of your triad in the flex command.
3. your initial straight part is longer than your bent sketch
Thank you for your time but
The location of my triad was set by default with the command
I already have modified the long of the sheet metal to be like my sketch
So you say that I never gonna have the right results with that command?
There is not possible to make that command give me the results that I want?
if you roll back before your flex, the straight part is longer than your sketch
the default triad location is the center of mass of the body being flexed - this has never been the correct location when I used it. I recommend adding a coordinate system where you need the triad to be.
it can get real close - whether it is good enough, will depend on your requirements.
Could you tell me where I can find information about how to calculate or find the triad on this kind of geometries or tell me wich are the methods that you use to put the coordinate system in the right place, please
I use the flex tool too infrequently to remember so I always have to refer back to my previous models.
In one of Alins Challenges I detailed how I position coordinate system. Im shooting off home now so got no time...
My reply is number #75
The 3rd Weekly Power-User Challenge (May 5th, 2017): Bend a square profile in multiple directions and determine its flat pattern
since you appear to be wanting to define the inside radius of the bent part, the triad should be located on the inside face. then the radius entered in the flex command would be equal to your sketch dimension.
if you want to use the coordinate system method, I would recommend placing it here: (note the orientation, X becomes the bend axis)
I've done another piece like that, with different angle and I've changed the origin of the piece and the command works perfectly
The only thing that happened was that the total length of sheet metal needed to be little bigger to fit right on the sketch, but the radius and the angle was correct
That's the reason that I don't know why this new piece isn't fit on my sketch but I will try your advice
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