im using solidworks 2010 and i need to put an emboss feature on a radius part does anyone know how to get this done thanks
The file I attached was a simple hole just to show you but it could be done with other features, it would just take a bit more work. I used the Curve Driven Pattern. You just have to be real careful about how you setup your feature and what your selections are. For instance for the hole end condition i selected To Next. If i get a chance i will try to replicate the emboss.
assuming it is a cylindrical radius (ie constant, one direction curvature) you can use the wrap feature.
im still pretty new at solidworks features what is a wrap feature
insert feature, wrap.
basically, it takes a skecth and "wraps" it around a part and uses it for a boss or cut, or it can "scribe" which just splits the faces.
check the help for more info on the wrap feature
so am i able to actuall put an emboss from the design librarys forming tools on it or just create one
ok that worked for when the part was formed but i need it to show in the flat pattern as well any thoughts
I have to admit - I did not notice this was in sheetmetal. we don't use it much here, and I don't think I ever used an emboss from the design library - sorry.
that said, my understanding is that anything that bends or stretches in mor than one direction SolidWorks cannot flatten. so I doubt you will be able to get the boss to show in the flat state.
yea sorry i forgot to mension it was sheet metal but yea i have a radius im trying to put them on but they would only be bending in one direction you would im suprised that im not able to do an emboss on a radius and show it in the flat state if you know of anyother suguestions or know of someone else that might please send it/them my way
Can you post part file? Have you tried to unfold part before adding wrap feature? Not sure if the indent feature will work but worth a try.
here is what im trying to accomplish i have the embosses on the radius part but in the flattened state there is only a hole anyone have any ideas
Was this created in SW2011? Im running 2010 and can not open file.
come to think of it i think it got updated to 2011 would u be able to open it in another format or something
Save file as parasolid. I will give it a try.
Got it. How did you create embossed circles? I want to model part as you did.
there are two different ways one way is thru the design library there are forming tools to create countersink embosses in sheet metal the way i did those on that part was i created at sketch and then used the wrap feature to get it around the radius and did that three times for the emboss and the hole and then the deboss features tho i am still needing to figure out how to get those embosses in the flat
Ok. I will give it a try in tonight. I will update results.
I had no luck, I tried everything I could think of. At this point I'm not sure this is possible. Here's an interesting error message "
Following feature(s) were lost while folding/unfolding bend(s). Currently only simple through holes are supported inside a bend region:circular emboss9". From the looks of it, only holes would work. You would think a simple operation like this would be supported. Maybe I'm wrong and someone else here could shed some light on the subject. Sorry I couldn't help.
hey thanks for trying i do appreciate it you would think that solidworks would be able to allow something like that but since you cant its something they need to work on again thanks alot for the help
I've created a work around for you. Once you open part click the different configurations to fold/unfold part. This may not be best practice but I don't know of any other way.
thanks a bunch that helped alot its kinda what i started doing by the way how did you get the indent features
Glad to help. Go to Insert/Features/Indent.
thanks bud while looking for the indent feature i found a flex feature and so far its been working all the embosses are there
This may not be the best option but you can create a forming tool, create your sheet metal part, flatten it, then apply the forming tool. You wont be able to "form" it on a non planar face, but you can do it while its flattened.
ive done that before but i have to know where they will be in the formed state and there isnt anyway of dimensioning it properly in flat and get formed or in formed and getting the flat but thanks for the info.
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