Not so new to importing but very limited exposure to sheet metal. I cannot seem to get the reliefs out of this part and I'm spinning my wheels - can anyone help me?
Roll back to the import to see what I'm talking about.
Good afternoon Ryan,
The work around is to drop the flat pattern into an assembly file and create a new part, add the sheet metal and then add your bends using the line tool, but this is the long way around.
If it was me I would do exactly like you did it, by adding the fillet extrude in the flat pattern and have the part cut out like your flat pattern. The only thing is if your modeled appearance is important then you need to do as the above.
Thanks John - I assumed that was what I was going to have to do....however the next part is a bit more complicated and I was looking for an easier solution.
All I need at the end of the day is a print and dxf of the out line so a prototype can be cut.
I appreciate it!
can you post the original imported part in .step or .x_t format?
Strange this about the original .igs part....it's all blank now?
Not sure what has happened here. I clearly got it open at least once to save the thing in SW.
****Turns out, if you don't have your default templets set correctly, you get imports like this. I originally imported it on a different machine. I'll attach it.
the company (person) who gave you these parts has some peculiar ideas on how to do sheetmetal.
in the attachment you can see what i've done to overcome the inadequacies of the provided iges.
the brace will need 3 tools made;
1 stiffening bead
2 bend stiffeners (they are different sizes)
you might get more and/or improved responses if you move this to sheet metal category.
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