I have a model in solid but want to convert it in sheet metal, I have specified the edges and face but facing the issue;
"Failed to add a rip. Please check the rip gap specified"
Any help to way out will be highly appreciated.
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Hemantkumar Patel any help please?
I am not sheet metal expert, but I do not see how you could get anything accurate from the current part. The material is 3mm thick in some places and 2mm thick in others. The inside edges without any rads look like a problem as well. I am doubtful that there is any way to turn this part into sheet metal without changing what it looks like.
so what do you suggest? I should reduce the thickness first, before converting it into sheet metal.
This part the way it is shown is not designed for sheet metal. It would be difficult to even to try and stamp this part.
@Wayne Schafer , we have already a pressing die for it that making this part in one piece successfully. I actually want to calculate the metal sheet size by unfolding this so i can create its cutting die as well.
Wayne is correct, this part is a stamped part which is beyond the forming capabilities of SolidWorks.
Plus, as it is designed, without bottom coner radii (green), it would be two stamped pieces welded to the bottom plate:
And you have non-uniform wall thickness:
Start sheet metal parts using SolidWorks' sheet metal tools. Doing this with help keep you within sheet metal forming capabilities.
And if you need stamped or drawn parts, I'd suggest getting software that has these capabilities and can properly perform these calculations.
As an exercise in SolidWorks, you could try creating a forming tool of one side (with bottom radii and uniform walls) and mirror it.
thanks @Kevin Chandler, I have tried in sheet metal but unfortunately am unable to create it in that mode thats why i created in solid.
I actually want one piece in result, so that i can calculate its used sheet and after that i want to create a pressing die for it.
any suggestion or help would be highly appreciated.
Muhammad Ali wrote: any suggestion or help would be highly appreciated.
Muhammad Ali wrote:
As I stated before, you can try creating a form tool for this.
I'm not sure if this will work, but this is what I would try.
The form tool would be the shape of one side of this part and then mirrored onto itself.
Because of the oversized form tool and to eliminate edge affects, the flat blank would have to be larger and trimmed to size after the tool is added twice.
Again, since SolidWorks really isn't designed for this, the flat pattern won't be accurate and this assumes it will flatten at all. It may flatten, but probably not with the proper blank considerations.
after that in the resultant product can I use sheet metal features like fold unfold and others?
to get a flat pattern from this I recommend to try out flatten surface (integrated in SWX Premium) or a 3rd party tool like logopress3 or blankworks.
Standard sheet metal part functionality in SWX is designed for bend process only.
...or, if you don't have premium,...use the "seed file..." here to flatten..
Thanks brother you are a life saver and how can i de-attach this flat part to use later.
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