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Enclosure from solid to sheet metal

Question asked by Adam Russell on Sep 7, 2011
Latest reply on Sep 7, 2011 by John Stoltzfus

Good afternoon all, I’m a design engineer form the UK looking for a more efficient way of drawing our enclosures. We currently model and draw the part as a shell as in the attached part, then have to redraw it again on Radan for punching and bending. I’ve been looking into using the sheet metal tools as a way to cut out the redrawing step incorporating bend allowances, reliefs, mitres etc. earlier on in the design process. I’m having trouble converting this shelled part to a sheet metal one, I need to incorporate rips to the apertured face (see APERT. FACE RIP LINES sketch), this I know but can I can’t seem to do it using extrude cuts. I would then like to separate the enclosure into five separate body flat patterns. One for each face with what would have been the six face being the apertured one ripped and part of the adjacent faces. Any help would be much appreciated.




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