You would have to cut out the U-Shape around each one and then add a sketched bend to it or use a forming tool to create it. The forming tool might take a little more time to setup but will make it much easier in the end.
Agree, I'd be inclined to go for the forming tool, especially if that's the way it's formed in the real part. And if it's not fromed that way, and they're doing a lot of these, then they should seriously consider tooling it.
Thanks a lot.
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RRb's answer is correct but I like to take things I use a lot a little further by creating Library Features. I've been wanting to do this for a while now just haven't found the time.
I call those inside the main body flanges (Inset Flanges). The ones that are surrounded by metal...
Just make a fake model (I use sheet metal) and add the sketch as required and remove any vertical or horizontal constraints so the Library Feature can be rotated. Here I have created a SQ Inset FLNG and a Curved Inset FLNG and placed several on this test face and then changed sizes and rotated a few around. Make sure you tell all the people in you group you did this or they'll be mad for no knowing.
You can achieve these with forming tools as well and then you do not need to use sketch bend as additional feature
Deepak Gupta wrote: You can achieve these with forming tools as well and then you do not need to use sketch bend as additional feature
Deepak Gupta wrote:
I've always had a hard time with forming tools. There was an error I used to see concerning R can not be less than sheet metal thickness or something like that. That's why I haven't used it for years.
Can you upload the above forming tool?
Here's an example.
This is one of our forming tools:
That makes a hole like this:
We need this R be less than 1.6mm for 1.6mm sheet thickness. But we keep receiving an error that the R should be greater than sheet thickness.
Is there any work around?
I agree too. We have different thicknesses of sheet metal and the inside bend radii is different and therefore the forming tool is different. I'd rather do a very simple sketch and drag the results into my profile folder in my design library.
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