Is there an easy way to build this?
My version is unable to unfold
I tried to make two halves using a mirror ... the halves do not unite into one body
Base, sheet metal extrude
I made this quick and dirty. You should be able to make the extrude cut just as you want.
I walked this way
but I don't think this is a good decision.
It is very difficult to get the correct cut geometry, and get the correct length and height dimensions.
Unfortunately this is the only way for this part to get flatten
At our company shop I could make this by plasma or laser cutting the center out of the sheet metal, this could also be done with a mill and quite a bit of time. Then, bend each flange twice, lastly, you need to bend the 90°.
This is a complex part, and I would try to design away from something as the such. But some cases unique parts cannot be avoided.
Edit: I thought OP was asking if part could be fabricated. Oops
I would not consider this a complex part. In my world, this would be a very simple part. I don't consider a part complex until you get past 6 bends. I have many parts with 9+ bends.
it's always a good idea to upload the CAD (SWX) file instead of some screenshots.
So it's not possible for us to investigate, what's wrong with your part. And it's more work for everybody to build his own sample.
But i make a guess: Maybe your corner relief is to close. Open up the corners a little bit so the bended areas won't touch each other. SWX *hates* this kind of singularities...
Danila, I can't open your part since I still have SW 2018, but my advise is: avoid mirroring in your part and follow Dwight Livingston technique
In CAD, sure. In real life, the break machine or folder may need a special tool. Make sure you can build what you draw.
If using a break machine, you need a bar with a break (Not continuous) in it for the center part. Not common.
For my shop, I would make two parts and weld them together.
If you eliminate one edge get flatten. I do not know why?
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