how to put k factor to different condiguration when you decide sheet metal?
What are you trying to do in the different configurations? Are you trying to change the parts thickness? Angles? I usually use one k factor within a part file, so I don't have too much experience with bend allowances/bend deductions, but you might want to look into create bend tables that the part can reference.
Anyone else chime in on this??
I don't think you can change the k-factor per configuration, at least I have not found a way. However, I can see a situation where it might be handy if you have the same part made from two different materials - one mild steel, the other one stainless or something.
maybe it is just me, but I'd make a new part, the only things I put in a configuration would be things like cutoust/hole shapes and their sizes, or add/delete bend(s) but to change thickness or k, it can really change things, even to the point of making it impossible in the flat, it's not like you can simply change the thickness or k with a mouseclick and think you are done, likely have allot more that needs to be changed. The resulting parts likely aren't interchangeable even ignoring their difference in the configuration. I guess simple parts might be OK, but anything of complexity I'd be willing to bet it wouldn't be a good idea.
You can change the k-factor, radius and thickness of a sheet metal part by using a design table. I have attached a ref of a test part I was using to figure out each GA for our folder (RAS machine). To get the variables to show up in 2011, create the design table, double click on sheet-metal1 and you will see the values of each show up in the display window (see attachment). Just 2x click on each of the items you want to control in your design table and they will be added. In this case my D2@sheet-metal1 is the k-factor and the D1 var is the inside rad.
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