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Sheet metal bend perpendicular to previous bend

Question asked by Gvidas Skirmantas on Feb 20, 2019
Latest reply on Mar 4, 2019 by Bjorn Hulman

I am trying to make a very simple part. At least in reality. Attached is a sample model which illustrates what I am trying to do. Part must be bend following profile an welded to form a closed rectangle.

 

Basically I have a sheet metal part which is bend longitudinally. It has holes through which perpendicular bends are made (attached picture). I need to make flat pattern for laser cutting and initial bending (there are additional tabs, holes, etc. in the part, which I am not showing in attached sample). This is and easy part of a job. But it is also necessary to make assembly drawing with welded part which is not possible without those perpendicular bends.

 

I tied flex, but it is very hard to control this function especially in case 4 flex features is needed and I am not getting desired final geometry anyway. I also tried deform, but it deforms way too much in locations that should not be deformed. I am out of ideas.

 

Maybe someone would be able to put me on right track?

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